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  • Ku Klux Act passed by Congress 1871

    04/20/2019 6:59:07 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    With passage of the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Act, Congress authorizes President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations, and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). ---SNIP--- the KKK engaged in terrorist raids against African-Americans and white Republicans at night, employing intimidation, destruction of property, assault, and murder to achieve its aims and influence upcoming elections. In a few Southern states, Republicans organized militia units to break up the Klan.
  • Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

    04/20/2019 6:49:48 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 78 replies
    The Star ^ | Sat., April 20, 2019 | The Associated Press
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday in a border community on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, authorities said. The FBI said in a statement it arrested 69-year-old Larry Mitchell Hopkins in Sunland Park with the assistance of local police. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a separate statement that Hopkins was a member of the group that had stopped migrants. Hopkins was booked into the Dona Ana County...
  • F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico

    04/20/2019 5:59:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 118 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr. 20, 2019 | Simon Romero
    The F.B.I. on Saturday arrested the leader of a right-wing militia that was detaining migrant families at gunpoint near the border in southern New Mexico, as the group faced a torrent of criticism for its tactics. Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias Johnny Horton Jr. Mr. Balderas said in a statement that Mr. Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon. “This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families,” Mr. Balderas said. “Today’s arrest...
  • NM's Gov is ticked off at a civilian militia for doing HER job: This is just the beginning

    04/19/2019 2:30:50 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 39 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/19/19 | Jon Dougherty
    I can think of no better example of the old axiom, “When you need a job done right you have to do it yourself,” than this story. And let’s hope it has legs because every state and federal leader in the country needs to take notice of it because the future has arrived. On Friday The New York Times published a story about a civilian-led militia group, which — believe it or not — Fox News labeled “right-wing” — is ’rounding up illegal aliens,’ ‘holding them at gunpoint,’ and alerting the U.S. Border Patrol so agents can come to pick...
  • New Mexico Militia Detains Migrants At Gunpoint Until Border Patrol Arrives: Report

    04/19/2019 6:32:02 AM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-19-2019 | Danille Wallace
    An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum-seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, N.M., until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived, according to a report. The militia group, which calls itself the United Constitutional Patriots, said it is determined to monitor the border until President Trump fulfills his campaign promise of a border wall or until Congress enacts stronger legislation to make it more difficult for migrants to request asylum, Jim Benvie, a spokesman, told The New York Times in a...
  • On US-Mexico border, militia vow to patrol until 'wall is up'

    04/10/2019 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 59 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 10 April 2019 | Paul Ratje
    In the southeasternmost pocket of the US state of New Mexico, with El Paso, Texas, to the east and Mexico a stone's throw south, there is a small camp: a few tents and a weathered trailer. It is home to the half dozen or so members of the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) -- a small but well-armed militia dipping their toes into the US border vigilante movement.(snip)
  • What America's Founders intended in the Second Amendment

    03/23/2019 12:48:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/19 | Don Mellon
    Meaning of "militia" in the Second Amendment is not limited to a well-regulated, state militia; it is all the people who stand able and willing to bear arms to defend their liberty What America's Founders intended in the Second AmendmentThe militia noted in the second amendment is a militia of all those able and willing to bear arms to defend their liberty. Today, discussion of the Second Amendment begins with two claims: Liberal, gun-control advocates focus on “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,” and argue that the right to bear arms only applies to...
  • Missouri lawmaker introduces bill that would require AR-15 ownership

    03/15/2019 8:42:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    CBS KMOV4 ^ | Mar 15, 2019 | Stephanie Baumer
    ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A bill introduced in Missouri would require residents to own AR-15 guns. Andrew McDaniel (R-Deering) introduced House Bill 1108 late last month. The bill would establish the McDaniel Militia Act, “which requires every person between 18 and 35 years of age who can legally possess a firearm to own an AR-15 and authorizes a tax credit for a purchase of an AR-15.” According to the proposed bill, any person who qualifies as a resident on Aug. 28, 2019 who does not own an AR-15 would have a year to purchase one. In addition, anyone who becomes...
  • US ambassador to Germany demands Spiegel fake news investigation

    12/21/2018 9:52:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.21.2018 | as/sms (dpa, AFP, AP)
    US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell on Friday demanded an independent investigation into a German journalist who was caught making up key details in a series of reports for Der Spiegel news magazine. He said the revelations “are troubling to the US Embassy, particularly because several of these fake stories focused on US policies and certain segments of the American people.” He said he wrote to the editors of the respected news weekly calling for an “independent and transparent investigation.” He said it was clear the US had been the victim of institutional bias at the magazine, saying the outlet...
  • Yes, Trump really has authority to use military force at the border.....

    11/24/2018 10:21:33 PM PST · by caww · 46 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/2018 | Tom Rogan
    There should be very little legal controversy in the military's employment to defend the border against an unlawful incursion by foreign nationals. The defense of territory and persons is the primary responsibility of the Department of Defense. Other authorities also relevant specifically, the provisions under federal law as vested under Title 10, Chapter 13 of the U.S. code: That whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of the United States in any State by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he...
  • Malibu Man Defies Woolsey Fire Evacuation Order to Help Protect Homes From Looters, Assist Residents

    11/13/2018 10:14:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    KTLA ^ | November 13, 2018, by | Eric Spillman and Tracy Bloom,
    On Monday night, Bassett was making gas deliveries to help out firefighters around Malibu when heard a troublesome report on the radio. "We actually heard it come over the radio that people were coming in by boat to start stealing things, and that people were dressed as officers, dressed as firemen, and taking what they could," he said. Bassett immediately went back to his residence and grabbed a rifle, along with and a mask to filter out the wildfire smoke. He then waited outside the Malibu Gardens Condominiums, located in the area of Kanan Dume and Cavalleri roads, ready to...
  • U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by Trump’s call to arms (WaPo freakout)

    11/04/2018 3:19:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    Washington Post and MSN News ^ | 4 Nov 18 | Mary Lee Grant, Nick Miroff
    Michael Vickers, a veterinarian and rancher in Falfurrias, Texas, says he won’t let outside militia onto his property and he doesn’t think such groups will be trusted by most area landowners. Gun-carrying civilian groups and border vigilantes have heard a call to arms in President Trump’s warnings about threats to American security posed by caravans of Central American migrants moving through Mexico. They’re packing coolers and tents, oiling rifles and tuning up aerial drones, with plans to form caravans of their own and trail American troops to the border. “We’ll observe and report, and offer aid in any way...
  • Border Patrol warns Texas landowners "possible armed civilians" in area due to caravan

    10/31/2018 9:43:36 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30/18 | Edmund DeMarche/Fox News
    The U.S. Border Patrol this week reportedly told Texas landowners along the U.S.-Mexico border to prepare for a possible influx of "armed civilians" on their property as the migrant caravan moves closer to the U.S., a report said. The Associated Press reported that these civilians say they intend to support the National Guard and Border Patrol to prevent the illegal migrants from crossing into the U.S. ************** Three activists told the AP they were going to the border or organizing others, and groups on Facebook have posted warnings about the caravan. One said it was “imperative that we have boots...
  • READINESS: Militias prepare an answer to tyranny

    05/14/2018 8:06:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 67 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/14/18 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    "If they try to remove Trump, (there) won't be a Constitution Crisis; it'll be a Revolution Crisis," a call in guest told a popular U.S. talk show host recently. With a population of 325 million and over 300 million firearms, America’s gun owners have no intention of allowing gun grabbers to steal their lawfully owned firearms. Amendment II of the US Constitution states "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The militia acts of 1792 and 1903 are giving militia groups...
  • The Bundy Ranch Case Explains Westerners’ Distrust of Washington

    05/03/2018 9:03:58 AM PDT · by Sopater · 7 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | April 30, 2018 | James Bovard
    The Justice Department was caught in January in another high-profile travesty of due process. On December 20, federal judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and others after prosecutors were caught withholding massive amounts of evidence undermining federal charges. Two weeks later, she dismissed all charges against Bundy and his sons. Navarro slammed the FBI and Justice Department prosecutors for “outrageous” abuses and “flagrant misconduct.” Navarro also condemned the “grossly shocking” withholding of evidence from defense counsel in a case that could have landed the Bundys in prison for the rest of their...
  • AKP pays the salaries of gangs with spoils of war

    04/22/2018 3:07:20 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 21 Apr 2018, 09:55 | ANF AFRIN
    It came out that Turkey hasn’t paid the salaries of the gangs it lets loose on Afrin for two months, saying “The spoils of war you got from Afrin will suffice you for a year”. Reports suggest that disturbance erupted among the gangs Turkey derived from Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Al-Nusra, as Turkey hasn’t paid the salaries of some of these gangs for the past two months while they attacked and invaded Afrin. Although the pay cut is said to be related with the economic crisis and rapid increase of Dollar in Turkey, it has been learned that the Turkish state...
  • American Kyle Kashuv schools British Piers Morgan on Second Amendment in epic smackdown

    04/05/2018 4:40:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 3 April, 2018 | Samanta Chang
    Kashuv is a 16-year-old student survivor of the Valentine’s Day massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida. He is a Second Amendment advocate (and apparently a really knowledgeable one).Kyle Kashuv to Piers Morgan: Here’s what the Second Amendment stands for. (BPR screenshots) Kyle’s Twitter takedown started after Morgan falsely claimed the Second Amendment “was about arming people as part of a well regulated militia – not as a bunch of unregulated Rambos.” Kashuv responded by saying: “So you don’t bother to read Federalist Papers? Not your thing?”
  • Kroger Joins Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods: No Gun Sales Unless 21 Years Old

    03/01/2018 7:39:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 1, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Kroger announced Thursday that it will not longer sell firearms or ammunition to persons under 21 years of age. The grocery chain sells guns and ammunition at its Fred Meyer stores in the western U.S. Those sales will continue but persons under the age of 21 will be prohibited from purchase. CNN Money reports that Kroger released a statement, saying, “In response to the tragic events in Parkland and elsewhere, we’ve taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales. Recent events demonstrate the need for additional action on the part of responsible gun retailers.”
  • Laura Ingraham: The white nationalist connection to shooter was #FakeNews

    02/15/2018 6:09:35 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Laura Ingraham Twitter ^ | February 15, 2017 | Laura Ingraham
    Local law enforcement sources have not found a connection between accused Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz and a Tallahassee-based paramilitary group.
  • Suspected school shooter trained with white nationalist militia [false]

    02/15/2018 1:18:48 PM PST · by Sopater · 120 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/15/18
    Suspected school shooter Nikolas Cruz trained as a member of a white nationalist militia, according to the group’s leader. Republic of Florida leader Jordan Jereb told the Anti Defamation League that the 19-year-old — who allegedly slaughtered 17 people at his former high school Wednesday — had participated in one or more training drills with his group, and had carpooled with other members to Tallahassee for the exercises. Jereb says the group’s goal is to make Florida a white ethno-state. He spoke with the ADL after apparent ROF members mentioned Cruz’s membership on the web forum 4chan. He claims he...