‘Militia Violent Extremist’ Latest in History of Smears against Constitutionalists

In light of past and recent weaponized partisan conflation and smears, it’s fair to ask just who they mean by “terrorist.” (FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “FBI whistleblower leaks bureau’s ‘domestic terrorism symbols guide’ on ‘Militia Violent Extremists,’” AmmoLand News reports. “Under the ‘Symbols’ category of the document, ‘2A’ is listed with the following explanation: ‘MVEs justify their existence with the Second Amendment, due to the mention of a well regulated Militia, as well as the right to bear arms. Revolutionary War imagery such as the Gadsden Flag and the Betsy Ross Flag” are cited in the document under ‘Commonly Referenced Historical Imagery or Quotes.’”

At least this time, authorities left giant inflatable pink pigs out of the equation. Seriously, I once documented how taking one to political rallies landed a man peaceably exercising his First Amendment-recognized right to protest on a “terror watch list.” That, of course, is one of the triggers the antis want to pull to keep us from buying guns.

In fairness, that was a Pennsylvania state action. To rise to the level of federal attention, you had to do something even more “radical” – like shaving your beard. And who could forget the FBI visiting gun shops to “investigate people talking about big government”? Well, they hope you do, which is why much of this information is only still available via that indispensable resource, The Wayback Machine/Internet Archive.

Demonizing gun owners who believe in the founders’ intent of the Second Amendment is nothing new for our government. I’ve been following such attempts for years. Back in 2001, KeepAndBearArms.com exposed a flyer created by the Phoenix branch of the FBI. Among the triggers for heightened scrutiny?

“If you encounter any of the following, Call the Joint Terrorism Task Force”:

“defenders of the US Constitution against federal government and the UN”

I referred to this brochure in my April 2008 “Rights Watch” column for Guns Magazine, “Homegrown Terrorists,” and used that to call reader attention to the state of Alabama’s Homeland Security website warning against Americans who believe:

“Gun Control = Enslavement; Constitution has been subverted; The US has lost its sovereignty…”

This despite a rather candid admission of reality:

“Few people involved in this self styled ‘Patriot Movement’ are criminals.”

Well, I’m sure there are at least some government agents provocateur trying to instigate violence.

A while later I shared with WarOnGuns readers an email I sent to the Missouri Information Analysis Center asking to have my name added to their watch list, as their criteria for Americans warranting heightened government scrutiny included, among other things, support for libertarian/conservative candidates and ideals [back before the party went full open borders]. Mine was but one voice added to an increasingly alert network of our countrymen who were keeping their eye on the ball, but in this case, there were enough of us sounding an alarm.

The result of the public outcry?

The report was retracted.

The MIAC director was reassigned.

The special interests behind putting propaganda into policy were exposed:

ALIPAC is issuing a national advisory to all local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies and officers, along with all DHS Fusion Centers, a warning against any reliance upon faulty and politicized research issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti Defamation League (ADL)… “Unfortunately, their mission has drifted into political efforts to paint almost any American or group who opposes their broader political agendas as being associated with racist or potentially violent groups just like what we saw in these scandalous MIAC documents in Missouri.”

You’d think by now this would be the end of such smear campaigns. Government opportunists were just warming up.

Sources sent me a Homeland Security report intended for law enforcement cognizance titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”

My immediate impressions, sent to some colleagues via email:

Pick a conservative topic and we are lumped in with the skinheads who are being egged on by the provocateurs. Life for the unborn, border security, destructive international trade policy, losing one’s job or home due to the economic downturn–all are apparently cause for scrutiny. Encryption of communications is also singled out as a threat. There’s no mention that “New World Order” rhetoric originated with the establishment pushing for it. Of particular interest is the singling out of veterans. And note the acknowledgment of further govt. interest in “gun control.”

Bottom line—as with all “progressive” ideas, there’s nothing new or original about any of this “Militia Violent Extremist” crap conflating traditionalist Americans with domestic enemies, including special interests still using SPLC and ADL as their “go-to guys.” They’re just dusting off what they tried and failed at before to try on a new generation that may not remember their previous attacks and what it took to repel them.

That we’re seeing it again, with Democrats blatantly weaponizing law enforcement for the regime to use to expand its power and suppress its opposition, points this time to desperation—fear that November may yet result in a repudiation of their agenda and worse, a loss of power with resulting vulnerabilities. That and Donald Trump’s CPAC straw poll numbers, along with no less a heretofore pretty moderate Republican like Kevin  McCarthy promising an investigation if Republicans take back the majority, has to personally scare top Democrats.

They’ve got to keep Trump from returning to power, hence the “Hail Mary” Mar-a-Lago raid by the same federal bureaucrats who did so much to advance the Russian collusion fraud, dismiss “Stop the Steal,” plant provocateurs, paint all conservatives as “insurrectionists,” and run interference for Hunter Biden and what “the Big Guy” knew. And that’s why, after all this, the only sensible solution is the one proposed by Rep. Paul Gosar (just don’t hold your breath for it to happen):

“Every American should be frightened and mad as hell by such unprecedented police state thuggery tactics and there must be a complete dismantling and elimination of the FBI.  This is too much for our republic to withstand.”

It is. Things are getting ugly fast.  But if Donald Trump somehow comes out of this on top, he’d do well to reflect on a reminder from Firearms Policy Coalition:

“Remember when Trump said it would be best for armed government agents to raid you and take your property first and then ‘go through due process second?’”

Meanwhile, who’s up for another round of “commonsense gun safety laws”?

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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The FBI has lost all credibility, The DOJ is now nothing more than democratic overreach. Biden is on a fool’s errand his son is a criminal his political career laughable.The vice president prides herself on sleeping her way up the ladder.
The Speaker of the house is now acting as President Pelosi as Joe Biden can not complete a sentence even while reading off the teleprompter. The Minions in there party like Chuck Schumer will sink to any low to advance their agenda.

Disarming Americans Is Their Goal TO Protect Their Goal OF A One Party Government.


With the FBI raid on Trump’s home, America has fallen into the abyss.

End of the Republic
America is ruined.

Wild Bill

I’m thinking that this will be the end of neither the Republic nor the Fat Boy Institute.


If trump gets elected there will be lots of fbi ousted if the agency remains and the doj will get a good cleaning ,and 90,000less irs agents too


Yeah,,,,,,right……I’ll hold my breath

Wild Bill

I sure hope that you are right!


You’re normally intelligent, but this comment is delusional. That is like saying trump was going to drain the swamp, when he expanded it.


I think even he will do what he can to stop the attacks, they will not leave him alone even if he does not run, and he my be stubborn but I dont think he is stupid he gets in office he will do his best to make sure he is left alone, and he knows their word is worth nothing, papers he took with him may have been proof of wrong doing of others …something he thought would protect him …guarded by government attacked by government


What is the Fat Boy Institute? Oh, wait, never mind…I call them the Federal Baby Incinerators
Their motto: Women and Children First.

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Trump said lock her up and then he did not.. The left is not as weak. This is the same as Hillary’s email, only now trump did it.


Lincoln ended the republic. It has been turned communist before we were born and we didn’t notice because of the 10th plank.
The final nails are being driven into the coffin.

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The United States of America Communist Party (formerly the democrat party) has declared war on the constitution and the American citizen that supports the constitution. Fact: in 1944 the USACP leader Norman Thomas said in a speech: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.” Fact: the USACP has supported… Read more »

Matt in Oklahoma

They want us to obey their law not THE LAW


they wat us to obey them not laws….you know be slaves ..it is where demoncrat party came from


Joe Biden is completely dysfunctional and so is his family and 81 million people thaught this brain dead idiot would make a good president ? Corruption runs deep in DC and we the people need a referendum on the evil clownshow that is the FBI and Democrats and RINOs. Time to clean out all the corruption by force . Jan 6th was a practice run to see how incompetent the security is . Taking DC and the Capital appeared to be a piece of cake . The elected idiots should remember thier escape routes when the pissed off Americans come… Read more »


I wonder how many of the 81 million were dead and buried? I received mail in ballots for three members of my family that are dead and one for me yea no I vote in person and NEVER filled out papers to get a mail in…so where did that come from????????


As a boy, I was raised to believe in law enforcement.

TV shows like this reinforced that.

Now it seems more like Science-Fiction on another Earth.

Tonight’s Episode – “The Monster”


I’m old enough to remember watching …
The FBI — A  Quinn Martin  Production

Starring  Efrem Zimbalist Jr,

Was I naive.

The TV intro for the FBI is available on Youtube.

A work of fiction in more ways than one.


Look at the shows in production today even worse Blue Bloods unwatchable rizzoli & isle another fantasy Even OP Nation shows only what they want you to see. Then there was Bones All the CSI shows the NCIS made everyone a special agent with a gun and a badge.The worst of the worst the Mentalist

Hollywood where nothing is farther from the truth !! Much like the news media.


Your comment is funny.

I enjoyed all those shows. As an adult.

Thus, I knew better.

The world of Sci-Fi.

Especially the Mentalist.

They were fun.

They were fantasy.

As you pointed out. they were not reality.

We live in reality.

The American GRU.


McCarthy will do nothing, nothing of value for our republic.


Things coming from feral goobermint in District of Corruption have gone so rogue that it’s clearly time to:


ANTIFA . . . BLM . . . Just fine with the FBI.
The new patriots.


When l read that “they” call the Oath Keepers anti government that about did it for me. Those guys believe in keeping THEIR OATH OF OFFICE to support and DEFEND the GOVERNMENT. Yes, the CONSTITUTION is the government. that they took in the military and in some cases police officers! SO if THEY are “anti government” the government they are ANTI against must be CRIMINAL. Naaaa…burning down a church full of people, shooting kids in the back and mothers in the head is just another day at work for the PSYCHOPATHS carrying guns. It will be interesting to see if… Read more »