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– The truth about Americans and guns (PressTV, Jan 2, 2013):
With the discussions of gun seizures in the US, discussions primarily tied to stock manipulation scams within the sporting goods/arms industry and National Rifle Association, it is, perhaps, time we took a look at American gun owners.
Are they a force that will protect America from tyranny or are they more a gullible and dangerous tool of powerful special interest groups?
During the 1980s, the “militia movement” in the United States began. The movement was largely built on the example set by author J. B. Campbell, a good friend. Militias were intended to represent an armed and organized independent force free of empty rhetoric that the two political parties had become known for. However, things went wrong.
Before a year was out, half the members of “militia” groups were FBI informants and a mysterious influx of money put those who claimed to be fighting tyranny solidly behind the Israel lobby and Wall Street.
The largest of the groups, the Michigan Militia, actually disbanded when Bush 43 came to office, stating:
“There is no longer a need to defend freedoms in the US as we trust totally in President Bush.”
As Jim W. Dean so often says, “You just can’t make things like that up.”