Peril from ‘patriots’ reads the headline from the LA Times. They claim more dangerous than International terrorists..The survey going on at the link now is reading “Should we worry about patriot groups”? is reading 95 percent no, 5 percent yes. Wander over if you care to share your opinion. In what has to be the most absurd piece of writing, the “Neanderthal” patriots love their guns is really the gist of it. So if the government grabs them, we will be so much better for it. Keep in mind, there were no illegal guns at Waco.
The U.S. needs to keep a close watch on the growing threat of home-grown extremist groups
Patriot groups first began surfacing after the massacre of a bizarre sect by federal agents in Waco, Texas, in the early 1990s.
Just a reminder below:
There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal.They’re not jihadists. They are white, right-wing Americans, nearly all with an obsessive attachment to guns, who may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists.The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has been tracking hate groups for 30 years, released its latest report on the growth of these organizations this week. Its findings were, to say the least, alarming.
Patriot groups are motivated by a host of anti-government attitudes, but their primary focus is guns. They are convinced that the government is out to seize their weapons, even though most legislation is focused on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals or restricting the types of weapons that can be sold. Many are also united by belief in an outlandish one-world government conspiracy theory positing that the United Nations is poised to strip away American property rights and impose socialism on us all.
The typical patriot acts within his free-speech and 2nd Amendment rights, and in fact most patriot activity consists of venting steam by meeting with like-minded Neanderthals and firing off blog posts threatening civil war. (So now they tell us).
Full story over at LA Times