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Sat Feb 8, 2020, 01:50 PM

This is not normal to see such growth and power of radical extremists from the militant right wing!

I only saw pics of some marching in the street and did not realize that there were so many at this rally.
Scary stuff





This is not normal to see such growth and power of radical extremists from the militant right wing!
We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off Right-Wing Militias as Election Approaches

Thousands of members of the far right line the streets before an armed pro-gun rally in front of the state capitol on January 20, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia.


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We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off Right-Wing Militias as Election Approaches
thousands of white people with guns swarm the virginia statehouse during a protest

https://truthout.org/articles/we-cant-take-our-eyes-off-right-wing-militias-as-election-approaches/
Thousands of members of the far right line the streets before an armed pro-gun rally in front of the state capitol on January 20, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia.

Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post via Getty Images


Published February 7, 2020

Media reports, pundit commentary and social media simply seemed unable to reckon with the reality of the January 20 pro-gun rally at the Virginia state capitol.

Under a Democrat-controlled legislature, a collection of relatively moderate gun control measures — increased limits on gun purchases, increased areas where guns are banned and universal background checks — were set to be pushed through the statehouse in what many thought was impossible in a Southern state. In response, 22,000 people flooded the capitol in what was euphemistically labeled a “lobby day,” but was instead the capture of Martin Luther King Jr. Day by one of the largest open-carry rallies in recent history.

The pro-gun protesters were there to put on a show, carrying sniper rifles, semi-automatics and shotguns. But with the memory of Charlottesville still in people’s minds cemented by years of white supremacist violence, many expected blood...........................................



................To make matters worse, in Republican districts represented by rural populists, many lawmakers and public officials are taking militia talking points on as their new political identity. For instance, House Minority Leader Todd Gilbert began telling the press that the Virginia rally was an effort to strip lawful gun owners of their weapons, a conspiratorial reading of the gun control measures that reflect the patriot movement’s worldview. This represents a fundamental shift in the character of parts of the party that had, in previous years, thought of militias as a political liability. Now, we see these segments joining the heavily armed crowd at the Virginia capitol to call the state’s gun control measures “unconstitutional.” Some even suggested they would support some version of an armed uprising or violent attacks. Such tacit support can only grow militia’s numbers......................................................

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Sat Feb 8, 2020, 02:15 PM

1. I have been trying to tell anyone who will listen.

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Sat Feb 8, 2020, 03:03 PM

2. I see home grown terrorists, walking tragedies waiting to happen.

Some even suggested they would support some version of an armed uprising or violent attacks.


Sounds like a terrorist threat to me. Are we still fighting the war on terror? Did that fall by the wayside somewhere?

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