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J.R. Hoell proposes an armed revolt

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Calls for violent revolution over unrealized political ambitions are becoming depressingly common. This time, however, the call is coming from a New Hampshire lawmaker.

J.R. Hoell, a state representative from Dunbarton, has been rallying conservative activists against a possible Senate candidacy by former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown. While promoting an anti-Brown rally (with an AR-15 rifle) on Steve MacDonald's radio show, Hoell asserted that violent revolution was being considered.

MacDonald mentioned that pro-gun rallies often attracted people with holstered handguns or rifles worn over their shoulders and asked if that would be something Hoell would encourage or recommend against. Hoell responded by saying that he would recommend people carry concealed arms instead.

"Tactically it,s a better solution, doesn't mean you have to be a target," said Hoell. "In terms of messaging to the media, if you are carrying concealed versus having an AR-15 or an AR-10 over your back, it's a lot easier to make the statement we’re not here to threaten anybody. We're here standing on our soapbox, as opposed to standing with our ammo box in hand, to make a point politically.

"The message needs to get out that Scott Brown does not represent New Hampshire. If things continue the way they are, there may be a day or a time where firearms and ammo are necessary, happened in the Revolutionary War. I'd like to think we're not there yet but as things continue to unravel, that may be the next step. Let's stand on our soap box this time."

Note to Hoell: Threatening revolution if you don't get your way is not the way to "make a point politically."



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