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  • Let’s Study The Constitution, Part 6 – 2nd Amendment

    07/05/2017 8:40:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/5/17 | Susan Frickey
    The Second Amendment 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.” It is the much-maligned Second Amendment which secures and makes possible all of the other rights guaranteed in the Constitution. This undoubtedly explains why the Amendment is under constant attack by those who lust after power and control. It is also the only part of the Bill of Rights that defines a specific purpose in its introductory clause. David Deming writes in the April 2016 issue of American Thinker...
  • Oregon militia movement growing steadily, report says

    10/23/2016 12:02:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Brian Seay
    Right-wing militia groups have grown steadily since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and they continue to grow, according to a new report released this week. The left-leaning Political Research Associates published “Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement” during a presidential election season that’s seen Republican nominee Donald Trump appeal to such right-wing groups while Democrat Hillary Clinton has been the subject of ire for those same groups. The report says Oregon has one of the most developed militia movements in the country and it details the rise of the movement, including events and groups...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center and Morris Dees

    12/05/2015 9:00:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/5/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    There are any number of liberal organizations that have fractured the rules of civility in order to advance the socialist agenda. Of these Obama aligned, leftist groups, none is more perverse in its grotesque slanders and misleading claims than the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC was founded in 1971 by Morris Dees, Julian Bond and Joseph Levin. According to his law partner Millard Fuller, Dees’ only interest was to make money, a lot of it, and he didn’t care how. As cases in point, in 1958 Dees served as the state campaign manager for McDonald Gallion, a segregationist...
  • Time: Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops

    12/22/2014 3:02:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Scott Greer
    Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat of “lone-wolf” attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias, according to Time. [Snip] “Scores of armed antigovernment groups, some of them far more radical, have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement...
  • Safety concerns increasing at the Texas-Mexico border

    09/16/2014 9:15:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    News Channel 10 ^ | September 16, 2014 | News Channel 10
    Brownsville, TX - Officials report that increased numbers of militia members are showing up along the Texas-Mexico border.
  • Texas Police Pepare to Defend International Bridges from Militia Groups

    09/15/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 76 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/14/2014 | Bob Price
    MISSION, Texas -- Authorities prepare to use “whatever force is necessary” to defend international bridges between Texas and Mexico from U.S. based militia groups. The preparations by Texas law enforcement agencies are in response to recently discovered plans by militia groups to attempt closing several international bridges. The militia groups' plans are intended to be protests against the federal government's failure to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The plans call for militia groups to begin blocking traffic on an undisclosed number of international bridges in the Rio Grande Valley on Sept. 20th, 2014. “We will not allow...
  • Soon-to-Be-Released Clinton Records Show Attempts to Shackle Militia

    08/25/2014 1:42:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 25, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Files scheduled to be released from Clinton White House records will show his efforts to shackle militias and set up a "strict licensing system" for paramilitary groups, Politico reports. In other words, gun control was to be complemented--and in places, supplemented--by people control. According to Politico, the release is certain to raise the ire of citizens already concerned about "enhancing government surveillance powers and regulating armed groups of U.S. citizens." Upon release, the files are expected to show that Clinton's plans ran into trouble when his own attorneys "feared that some of the proposals could violate the Constitution." The files...
  • Militias work to protect the border Barack Obama has turned into a sieve

    08/01/2014 10:30:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/1/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The All Toes in Circle of Unity photo is testament to the solidarity of ten militia groups now moving across Texas to the lawless region of America’s Southern Border. Operation Secure Our Border: Laredo Sector Commander Chris Davis says “members would secure the border in a legal and lawful manner.” (1) Many photos are at this link and show militia members, some wearing hockey masks to protect their identities, gathering to stand up to the dangerous gangs and drug cartels flooding across the Rio Grande River. In comparison to Hamas using innocent Gaza civilians as human shields to store weapons...
  • Local Murrieta Official Warns Immigration Protests Likely ‘Every Time’ Buses Arrive

    07/02/2014 10:38:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2 Jul 2014
    MURRIETA (CBSLA.com/AP) — A dramatic scene in Murrieta that saw American flag-waving protesters prevent Homeland Security buses carrying undocumented migrant children and families from reaching a suburban processing center is likely to be repeated in the coming days, a city official said Wednesday. Mayor Pro-Tem Harry Ramos told KNX 1070′s Dick Helton that the standoff Tuesday – which included several protesters holding U.S. flags and signs reading “stop illegal immigration,” and “illegals out!” – may occur every 72 hours as a new busload of immigrants are processed through Border Patrol. “I believe that there will be protests every time there...
  • Nevada Congressman claims Bundy’s militia pose danger to community

    05/04/2014 9:33:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/4/14 | Doug Book
    “The day the militia [came] was the day I felt safe again in Nevada,” said a Bunkerville resident of the armed Americans who assisted Cliven Bundy in April’s stand off against BLM mercenaries in Clark County. Every attendee at Thursday’s standing room only, town hall meeting in Bunkerville agreed as they praised the cowboys, ranchers and militia members who helped prevent the confiscation of Bundy’s cattle and property. But according to Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford (D), not all residents of Bunkerville feel the same way. In a letter to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Horsford wrote he was “…greatly concerned...
  • After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?

    04/18/2014 1:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jonathan Allen
    Flat on his belly in a sniper position, wearing a baseball cap and a flak jacket, a protester aimed his semi-automatic rifle from the edge of an overpass and waited as a crowd below stood its ground against U.S. federal agents in the Nevada desert. He was part of a 1,000-strong coalition of armed militia-men, cowboys on horseback, gun rights activists and others who rallied to Cliven Bundy's Bunkerville ranch, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, in a stand-off with about a dozen agents from the federal Bureau of Land Management. The rangers had rounded up hundreds of Bundy's...
  • ‘Not over’? Feds coy over next move in Nevada rancher standoff

    04/15/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | (Judson Berger/AP)
    Tensions simmered Tuesday in the standoff between federal land managers and a Nevada rancher—but the feds are being coy about how far they’ll go to pursue Cliven Bundy as both sides regroup for their next move. Federal land managers backed down in a weekend standoff with Bundy after hundreds of states’ rights protesters, including armed militia members, showed up to protest federal officials seizing his cattle. Some protesters had their guns drawn and pointed toward law enforcement, some of whom were also armed, on the scene—ultimately, no shots were fired and the Bureau of Land Management reported that officials left...
  • "History of Putnam"

    01/01/2014 1:33:09 PM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 6 replies
    Putnam Historical Society ^ | 1887 | Thomas W. McArthur
    "About 1860, the old time militia entirely ceased to exist and the general trainings with their attending circumstances passed into history."
  • Libyan army clashes with Islamist militants, three killed

    11/25/2013 3:09:18 AM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 25 2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Clashes between Libyan troops and militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday killed at least three people and wounded a dozen more during a military operation, security and medical officials said. Still in training, Libya's new military is struggling to curb Islamist militants and militias who fought in the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi but refuse to disarm and control parts of the country. Gunfire and explosions could be heard in Benghazi and thick smoke rose from the Ras Obeida area. The army ordered residents to stay off the city streets, witnesses said. Fighting broke out when...
  • Top intelligence chief abducted as Libya marks strike

    11/17/2013 11:13:57 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    Global Post ^ | November 17, 2013 12:16 | AFP
    Libya's deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Nuh was abducted Sunday in Tripoli, a security official said, as the capital observed a three-day strike after deadly unrest triggered fears of civil war. The violence was the deadliest in the city since the 2011 uprising and erupted Friday when demonstrators took to the streets to protest against an unruly militia of ex-rebels who helped to topple dictator Moamer Kadhafi. At least 43 people were killed and more than 450 wounded in violence that raged overnight and into Saturday, the health ministry said. Tripoli city council late Saturday announced a three-day strike across the...
  • Christian Militias On The Rise; A New Crusade Coming

    11/10/2013 9:27:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 11/10/13 | Theodore Shoebat
    …Not a campus crusade, but a true crusade, in which the saints carry their cross to fight with the forces of darkness. Christians in the Middle East have for a long time been accustomed to staying away from the fray with Muslims. This has come as a result of both comfort and suppression, but the persecution against the saints has reached an intensity almost unheard of in our times, and the apex of this oppression is at hand. With this diabolical torment and violence becoming more fierce and cruel, Christians are now being confronted with the choice to fight or...
  • Vigilante ranchers, fruit growers kick out brutal drug cartel in western Mexican state

    11/09/2013 12:52:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ap ^ | November 08, 2013/
    TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico – For lime grower Hipolito Mora, it was time to organize and pick up arms when a packing company controlled by a brutal drug cartel refused to buy his fruit. For Bishop Miguel Patino Velazquez, it was seeing civilians forced to fight back with their own guns that made him speak out. For Leticia, a lime picker too afraid of retribution to give her last name, it was the day she saw a taxi driver kidnapped in front of his two young children that convinced her to join those taking the law into their own hands.
  • Vice: The Warrior State (video)

    09/04/2013 11:47:10 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    Vice ^ | June 2013 | Bernardo Loyola and Laura Woldenberg
    On January 5 in El Potrero, a small town in the Mexican state of Guerrero, a man named Eusebio García Alvarado was kidnapped by a local criminal syndicate. Kidnappings are fairly common in Guerrero—the state, just south of Mexico City, is one of the poorest in the country and the site of some of the worst violence in the ongoing battle between the drug cartels and Mexican authorities. Guerrero’s largest city, Acapulco, is known to Americans as a tourist hot spot. It’s also currently the second most dangerous city in the world, according to a study released by a...
  • Besieged Mexican town cheers arrival of soldiers

    05/25/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | May. 20, 2013 | MARK STEVENSON
    Mexico's top security officials promised Tuesday that a new federal offensive to rescue towns besieged by the Knights Templar drug cartel in western Michoacan state would stay "until there is security and peace for all state residents." Interior Secretary Miguel Osorio Chong and his national security team met with local officials in the state capital of Morelia at a time of escalating tensions in Michoacan, where communities mistrustful of state authorities have been creating their own vigilante forces for protection against the cartels. Michoacan is the Mexican state most visibly dominated by a drug cartel. Gunmen in vehicles marked only...
  • One Solution to the Gun Problem: Enforce the Whole Second Amendment (Guess where he's going...)

    01/23/2013 1:25:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    AOL Daily Finance ^ | January 21, 2013 | Bruce Watson
    The one thing that President Obama and the National Rifle Association seem to agree on is that the U.S. needs to develop a more effective firearms policy. Over the past month, both sides have offered suggestions: Obama has proposed a four-part plan to ban assault weapons, protect schools, implement background checks, and screen out mentally ill potential gun purchasers. As for the NRA, spokesman Wayne LaPierre proposed the "National Model School Shield Program," a plan to train teachers in the use of firearms and enlist volunteers to patrol school grounds. Both proposals have severe shortcomings: Obama's assumes the passage of...