Hunters in Washington state arrested for chasing and shooting at two Australian firefighters

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/10/hunters-in-washington-state-ar.html

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To be fair, an Australian firefighter will feed a family of four for weeks.

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What the hell?

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I would not be surprised to learn that “hunters” is a euphemism for right wing survivalist nutjobs who flipped out that government officials were coming to get them

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More like What the fucking unfuckable fuck?

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

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This has “sovereign citizens” written all over it. May they rot in prison for attempted murder. Firefighters are the only thing standing between the West Coast and oblivion. Thanks to the Australian firefighters who decided to stay. Hope law enforcement makes good on the promised security.

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They probably don’t recognize the jail, so, maybe they’ll just think that they are on vacation.

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Yeah, but when Australia does invade, these guys will be heroes.

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Hunters? More like pot growers.

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There is a noticeable lack of physical description of the hunter’s. They don’t even say if the hunter’s were arrested or are still on the loose.

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Western Fire Crews Get An Assist From Australia And New Zealand

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/07/636115519/western-fire-crews-get-an-assist-from-australia-and-new-zealand

Maybe the hunters thought that they’d brought birds with them?

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Deliverance II: Northwest

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There is a noticeable lack of American coverage.

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Australia is one of the few countries that shares the United States’ idolization of rifle-totin’ frontiersman and even THEY think we’ve gone totally off the deep end with gun culture. This incident isn’t going to help our image any.

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I haven’t even heard about this on local news (I’m in Seattle) but to be fair I don’t exactly watch the 5pm newscast here. But I do have some local news apps that notify me of bigger local stories and I haven’t heard a peep. I suppose I need to go to the BBC to get actual details.

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Yeah i clicked on the original article and it was a group of anti-government peoples that had taken over the area. As far as i’m concerned these militia types are terrorists, but hey when they’re white they’re all troubled lone wolf sympathetic people.

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Is it even illegal to break the law if you’re a sovereign citizen type? The Bundy Brigade got off (mostly).

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Ah yes, the venerable “CAN’T HEAR YOU NANANANANA” defense.

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