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Old 10-07-2019, 03:44 PM
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Just The Facts Please (re. recent pro/anti gun confrontation

Known To Be True:
  • US Rep. Haley Stevens (D-11th District) of Michigan and supporters scheduled a town hall meeting in Commerce Township, MI
  • The meeting was held at the Multi Lakes Conservation Association.
  • The meeting in fact took place at the indoor gun range located there.
  • The topic of the meeting was gun control.
  • Pro- and anti- gun control advocates attending got into a heated shouting match.
OK, what I've heard alleged and would like some factual input on:
  • The organizers tried to conceal the agenda of the meeting from the general public.
  • It was intended to be packed with gun control advocates by the organizers, so they could claim that most of the people there supported gun control.
  • This plan was thwarted when word got out and pro-gun people flocked to the meeting to protest.
So: planned propaganda stunt, or not? Inquiring minds want to know.
Old 10-07-2019, 04:25 PM
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I don't have any first-hand knowledge to answer your questions, but here is an interesting media report on the matter:

... The Congressional district's Republican organization caught wind of what was going on, and showed up in force. ... Maddock accused the group hosting Stevens of lying to booking the venue. She claims they called themselves "Fems for Life."

Shouting "The NRA has got to go" seems unlikely to bolster her chances of re-election in that district.

Last edited by HurricaneDitka; 10-07-2019 at 04:26 PM.


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