You know, this bit about freedom to bear arms, and all that? Here is the text of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
So, maybe, all you need to do is declare yourself a militia, and you get to have all the guns and stuff the blows up as you want. From the Birmingham News, via Dave Johnson at SeeingTheForest.
Simultaneous raids carried out in four Alabama counties Thursday turned up truckloads of explosives and weapons, including 130 grenades, an improvised rocket launcher and 2,500 rounds of ammunition belonging to the small, but mightily armed, Alabama Free Militia.
Six alleged members of the Free Militia also were arrested by federal authorities and are being held without bond.
Investigators said the DeKalb County-based group had not made any specific threats or devised any plots, but was targeted for swift dismantling because of its heavy firepower. The militia, which called itself the Naval Militia at one point, had enough armament to outfit a small army.
Yes, that gives me the warm and fuzzies all over. These clowns, whom I familiar with as a personality since I spent quite a lot of time in Alabama, hadn’t threatened anyone but had all these guns and stuff around “just in case”.
Of course, we are all so worried about Muslim terrorists and all. Anyone want to take any bets as to why no one in the mainstream press carries stories about possible terrorist attacks by right winger fundamentalist Christian groups?