“The FBI said Monday that it is being inundated with calls from local government officials asking for assistance in dealing with anti-government extremists,” officer.com reports. I mention this because A) the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division’s use of the word “inundated” indicates incipient action of some sort (a.k.a., “something must be done”) and B) this statement may signal a return to an anti-gun strategy deployed by the liberal left about a year ago. Namely associating gun rights advocates’ anti-government sentiment with “armed extremism.” The same anti-pro-gun narrative that put Sarah Palin in hot water for using a reticle to identify electoral races where the Tea Party could oust incumbents. Paranoid much? Sure. In fact, try this on for size:
Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division [above], said the extremists — part of the “sovereign citizen” movement that advocates a rejection of government authority, taxes and laws — have the potential to prompt violence in their day-to-day encounters with police, judges, inspectors and other local government officials. McArthur said the movement, which first rose to prominence in the 1990s when anti-government fervor produced Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, has shown signs of escalating criminal activity. “Our focus has been increasing,” McArthur said.
Once again, America’s over-funded paramilitary police are looking for something to do. Here’s looking at you kid. Not to mention me.