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Alleged Bomb-maker Told FBI He Wasn't Violent

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 12.20.2013 | Crime

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota militia member charged in what the FBI once called a "terror plot" to blow up the Montevideo police station allegedly...

Disarming Republican Anarchists

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Multiple excuses have been offered for the difficulty of enacting gun control legislation, but the most obvious problem has not been mentioned: the U.S. contains millions of Republican anarchists.

Janell Ross

Anti-Government 'Patriot' Groups Surge With Obama Hatred

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.08.2013 | Black Voices

The number of anti-government “patriot” groups, including paramilitary hate organizations, reached an all-time high in 2012, fanned by President B...

Friendly Fire: What NYC Shooting tells us about Cops, Guns, and Armed Citizens

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The fact is that the NYPD's frank admission makes the case for gun control even stronger. What happened in New York City is an example of the mayhem that ensues when guns are used in any situation.

Are Guns Killing Our Freedom Instead of Defending It?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The real freedom we need is the freedom to be able to walk around without the fear of our fellow citizens shooting us by design or accident.

After Three Shootings, America Needs Zero Tolerance on Guns

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

If we are going to take aim at anything, then let it be at America's unhealthy obsession with guns and at the empty arguments against gun control, not at common sense.

Aurora: Questions That Will Continue to Haunt Us

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Unlike some Americans who almost as predictable as the massacres themselves offer only two extreme solutions -- arm every American or ban every gun -- I am left once again only with questions.

Hate Groups Explode In Number

ABC News | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

The number of radical hate groups and militias has exploded in recent years in reaction to the changing makeup of America, and new census figures show...

U.S. Hate And Extremist Groups Hit Record Levels, New Report Says

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

2012-03-08-Screenshot20120308at10.15.01AM.pngThe number of domestic hate and extremist groups in the United States grew to record levels in 2011, led by a surge in anti-government radicalism.

Alleged Georgia Plotters Belonged to Racist, Anti-Semitic Group

Mark Potok | Posted 01.03.2012 | Crime
Mark Potok

The FBI undercover tapes of four North Georgia militiamen arrested Tuesday offer an extraordinary glimpse of the terrorism the group is accused of planning. But there's one thing the affidavits don't tell you: What did these four elderly Georgians allegedly hope to accomplish?

The Right to Bear Arms for National Defense. Wrong!

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Last fourth of July, while sitting in the living room of my historic farm house in Lenox, Massachusetts, which was built by Elijah Northrup in 1770 ...

Locked & Loaded: The Secret World Of Extreme Militias

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Camouflaged and silent, the assault team inched toward a walled stone compound for more than five hours, belly-crawling the last 200 yards. The target...

Amanda Terkel

From Rand Paul Stomper To Allen West's Bikers: Rise In Far-Right Violence During 2010 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This election season, a man was arrested for hitting a protester at a rally for Washington GOP Senate candidate Dino Rossi, a man stompe...

Right Wing Militias and the NRA: Second Amendment Soulmates

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

In America, the threat of terrorism is real, but it does not originate with Al Qaeda alone. The danger of homegrown right wing political violence is just as real.

Petraeus, Karzai Clash Over Afghan Village Miltias

Washington Post | Joshua Partlow and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As he takes charge of the war effort in Afghanistan, Gen. David H. Petraeus has met sharp resistance from President Hamid Karzai to an American plan t...

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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Judge: Michigan Militia Members Can Leave Jail Until Trial

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Nine members of a Michigan militia will be released from jail pending trial after a federal judge on Monday harshly criticized the gov...

A Kinder, Gentler Militia?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

It is possible to help the local sheriff find missing people, collect coats for needy kids, and adopt a local highway, without engaging in military training in the woods with assault weapons.

Ready, Aim, Sing: You Gotta Have Guns!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

You Gotta Have Guns, All you really need is guns, Guns are how the Bill of Rights shows its teeth, And fathers bequeath their sons.

Are These Guys Really Militias?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Historic militia groups were fighting so they could one day put down their arms and be governed democratically. One can only wonder if they would greet today's militia wannabes with derision.

The Resurgence of the Militia Movement

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

The most fitting way to honor the victims of Oklahoma City, and to make sure that their sacrifices were not in vain, is to ensure that no new McVeigh is able to emerge from the shadows to wreak destruction and sorrow.

Tea and Empathy: The Connection Between High Unemployment, Record Foreclosures, and Right Wing Rage

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Rage -- and talking about rage -- is all the rage these days. Hot on the heels of an outbreak of threats against members of Congress, this week broug...

The Tea Party, Gun Lobby & Anti-Government Rhetoric

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The NRA routinely presents the election of Barack Obama as a virtually apocalyptic threat not only to gun ownership, but to the future of the United States itself.

The Evangelical "Mainstream" Insanity Behind the Michigan "End Times" Militia

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Feeding the paranoid delusions of people on the fringe of the fringe contributes to a dangerous climate that may provoke violence in a few individuals.

Thomas Piatek Claims Mistaken Identity: Indiana Militia Member Says He Did Not Plot To Kill Cops

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At least one of the men arrested in a weekend raid says Feds got the wrong guy. Thomas Piatek, 46, a truck driver from Whiting, Indiana, is one of ...