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July 27, 2016

It's probably nothing...

Could France be facing a civil war? Just down the road from me on the outskirts of Montpellier on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea,
there's long been a gun club where enthusiastic game hunters can polish their skills during the off-season. Unlike in Britain, it is perfectly legal for members of such clubs to own pistols and semi-automatic rifles. In the last few months, since the wave of terrorism has intensified, the membership of the gun club has quadrupled, from 200 to 800 members. The new members are not all motivated by the love of shooting sports. Benoit, a local olive farmer who owns more than a dozen rifles, pistols and shotguns, as well as an AK-47 assault rifle, admitted to me this weekend something much darker. "They're getting ready for a war," he said.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 27, 2016 9:18 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Quote: "An isolated immigrant population and a strident right-wing political faction in a country awash with guns has created a toxic and explosive mixture. France, a nation long considered a beacon of liberty and stability, may be on the edge of something resembling a civil war."
Not one word on the people responsible for getting these kids together. Not a single word.

Posted by: Mother Effingby [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 27, 2016 8:32 PM

Why would it be a "civil war?" They would be fighting invaders and people who've lived among them who have never adapted. I don't call that "civil war," I call that "The Great Cleansing."

Posted by: DonRodrigo [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 28, 2016 2:08 PM

Always remember. When they are in range, so are you.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 29, 2016 3:54 AM

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