Armed Militias Prepare For Violence In Case Of "Stolen Election"

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After repeated warnings by Donald Trump that the election may be rigged, resulting in a stolen election, at least one group is paying close attention. As Reuters reports, "camouflaged members of the Three Percent Security Force have mobilized for rifle practice, hand-to-hand combat training - and an impromptu campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump."

"How many people are voting for Trump? Ooh-rah!" asks Chris Hill, a paralegal who goes by the code name "Bloodagent." "Ooh-rah!" shout a dozen militia members in response, as morning sunlight sifted through the trees last weekend.

Why the odd ritual? Because, as Reuters notes, as the most divisive presidential election in recent memory nears its conclusion, some armed militia groups are preparing for the possibility of a stolen election on Nov. 8 and civil unrest in the days following a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton. While the "threeper" security force say they won't fire the first shot, but they're not planning to leave their guns at home, either.

An hour south of Atlanta, the Three Percent Security Force started the day around the campfire, taking turns shooting automatic pistols and rifles at a makeshift target range. They whooped with approval when blasts from one member's high-powered rifle knocked down a tree. The group operates independently, but is affiliated with a national armed movement that calls for members to defend individual rights in the face of what they see as an overreaching federal government. The movement draws its name from the notion that no more than 3 percent of the American population fought in the Revolutionary War against Britain.

Amid the war games, Hill weighed plans for a possible armed march on Washington if Clinton wins.

He said he doesn't want his members leading the way, but they will defend the protesters if need be. His group will not hesitate to act if a President Clinton tries to disarm gun owners, he said.

Trump's campaign has energized militia members like Hill, who admire the Republican mogul's promise to deport illegal immigrants, stop Muslims from entering the country and build a wall along the Mexico border. Trump has repeatedly warned that the election may be "rigged," and has said he may not respect the results if he does not win. At least one paramilitary group, the Oath Keepers, has called on members to monitor voting sites for signs of fraud.

"I will be there to render assistance to my fellow countrymen, and prevent them from being disarmed, and I will fight and I will kill and I may die in the process," said Hill, who founded the militia several years ago.

Trump's candidacy has emboldened armed vigilante groups to speak more openly about challenging the rule of law, said Ryan Lenz, a researcher at the Southern Poverty Law Center. "Prior to this campaign season, these ideas were relegated to sort of the political fringe of the American political landscape," he said. "Now these ideas are legitimized." Over the past week, some prominent Trump supporters have hinted at violence.

"If Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket," former Illinois Representative Joe Walsh wrote on Twitter last week. Conservative commentator Wayne Root fantasized about Clinton's death while speaking at a Trump rally in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Armed paramilitary groups first gained prominence in the early 1990s, fueled by confrontations in Ruby Ridge, Idaho and Waco, Texas, culminating in a militia sympathizer's 1995 bombing of a federal office building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people. Their numbers dwindled following that attack but have spiked in recent years, driven by fears that President Barack Obama will threaten gun ownership and erode the power of local government.  The result has been a record surge in gun background checks: a proxy for firearm purchases.

In recent years, armed groups have confronted federal authorities in a series of land-use disputes in the western United States. Federal officials fear more clashes could come after seven militants were acquitted on conspiracy charges for occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.

The reason for the dramatic spread in militia groups is that many fear Clinton would push the county further to the left. "This is the last chance to save America from ruin," Hill said. "I'm surprised I was able to survive or suffer through eight years of Obama without literally going insane, but Hillary is going to be more of the same."

Back in Georgia, the Three Percent Security Force wrapped up rifle practice in the midday sun. They then headed further into the trees to tackle an obstacle course with loaded pistols at their sides, ready for whatever may come.

"We've building up for this, just like the Marines," he said. "We are going to really train harder and try to increase our operational capabilities in the event that this is the day that we hoped would never come."

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Looney's picture


Speaking of ARMED…

It’s almost impossible to legally own a sawed-off shotgun.

However, I couldn’t find any limitations on a sawed-off Abrams tank. So, if it’s not specifically prohibited, doesn’t it make it legal?   ;-)


cayman's picture

Multi-cultural-obsessed socialists and globalists have nothing to fear, because that unbiased foundation of integrity and humble seeker of the truth,, says the dems are going to win everyting -- 84% chance of winning the white house, 69% chance of winning the senate and the best chance of winning the house too.  So its all over folks.  Lovers of individual freedom can go home now.

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You can't make this shit up.

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hedgeless_horseman's E-Z Internet Guide For The Ignorant And De-Luded ZeroHedge Reader With Too Much Money And Very Little Patience That Wants To Secure a Free State and Become A Rifleman Without Joining the US Military.

"Standing armies are controlled by the governments, which are now so obvioulsy controlled by the elite, and are very much a force of tyranny.  You see, local militias are controlled by The People, not the government, and are indeed, "necessary to the security of a free State."  I understand that many of our nation's founders agree with me on these points."

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

I warned about this in one of my recent articles. Conservatives are preparing a violent Coup to overthrow Hillary when she wins by a landslide. These despicable right-wing militias don’t believe in Democracy – they believe in forcing their extreme political views on the American people through violence and intimidation, and we have to put a stop to it. This is domestic terrorism, pure and simple. ISIS is a distraction – it’s these far right extremists we need to worry about. 


cayman's picture

MDB needs a good kick on the taint.

Expat1's picture

Can we just be honest? The law-abiding, patriotic, red-blooded American gun owners are NOT the problem when it comes to crime. The “other” segment of the population is:

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yovatti (not verified) WTFRLY Nov 3, 2016 9:50 AM

These militias are such a joke. These little boys playing "soldier" would last about 30 seconds against real cops. And they'd last about 5 seconds against real military.



y3maxx's picture

Hillary Clinton for the Nobel Prize for Peace

sarc off

froze25's picture

And the Leftist think they can win a fight? Don't they realize that most of these freedom fighters are all ex-military? Don' they realize that the ones that aren't have been trained and practice non-stop? don't they realize that these members are the same people that are the police, the firemen, the guards?
"Trump's candidacy has emboldened armed vigilante groups to speak more openly about challenging the rule of law, said Ryan Lenz, a researcher at the Southern Poverty Law Center. "Prior to this campaign season, these ideas were relegated to sort of the political fringe of the American political landscape," he said. "Now these ideas are legitimized." Over the past week, some prominent Trump supporters have hinted at violence."
If the rule of law was actually enforced then these groups wouldn't exist. Trump 2016

eclectic syncretist's picture

Militia's aren't the only ones getting ready. Anyone noticed how hard someones are buying gold at the NY NYMEX lately? They might sell it off in London, or otherwise around the clock, but as soon as the NYMEX opens it's up she goes.

RAT005's picture

Regarding the militias standing up to cops/soldiers don't forget the variable that given a good option many of the gov forces would change sides.

zuuma's picture

I have nothing against these guys (and some gals, too) who like to get together & train.
Freedom to associate with whom you please has been especially suppressed in our current era of Extreme PC.
These guys are excercising it fully. Good for them. I like it. It's fun to see the pics of their gear.  Each dude has a his own "Barbie-for men" (AR-15/ M-4gery), fully accessorized with a few G's worth of optics & bolt-ons.
Camping with guns. What a mantastic way to spend a weekend. I'm kinda jealous.

Nevertheless, they are no threat to the powers that be.  Maybe to a local constable or sheriff, but that's it.
When the future Presidictator-dent decides to wax any resistance from these folks, he'll just send an Apache or two and pour in a couple million printed bucks worth of ordinance on 'em. Done.

Who will fly the Apaches? The ever-more indoctrinated, Obamacized officers. That's who. Any resistance will be met with "If you want to keep your job & pension... do it" . And they will.  Like those Border patrol guys who let illegals pour over the border. "obama ordered us to. We had to do it!"

How you gonna take out that Apache, Guido?  With your M4? HK91? Barret 50? Prolly not. The Apache, at a minimum, has thermal sighting, gatling guns, & various guided missiles.  We've all seen the neato youtubes of nighttime raids on various desert people using night/ thermal sights & smart guided missiles from 1991 and later.
Do you imagine that the weapons systems are crappier & less prescise in 2016?  Even local Sheriff's departments have thermal weapon sights.
There will be no hiding.

Well-armed campers vs. the vast deep state?

I'm rooting for the 3% ers, but that's not the way to bet.

SWRichmond's picture

So tell me friend how's that Mighty military thing working out in the Middle East?

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Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) SWRichmond Nov 3, 2016 1:04 PM

Rumor has it that they can't wait to get home to get some REAL McDONALD's & PIZZA HUT.


/half sarc

/half not


FFS people ~ I'm on DEFCON 1 every single day just trying to keep the fucking mice out of my food (200+ 5 gallon paint buckets mostly do the trick, but sheesh, I need to be LEVEL 6 ANDROMEDA STRAIN purification to eat a fucking sandwich & expect that I won't be invaded).


The jackboots are the least of my worries!

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

The pigthugs who get all drussed-up in tacticool gear are the true toolz.  I dont think most 'law enforcement' are trained in unit fire and movement involving long rifles, so if faced with an opponent who CAN execute basic fire-and-movement with long rifles, they WILL be outmanuvered/neutralized.  Half of deafeating a tyrant is standing up and saying 'Fuck this, I'm not gonna take it anymore'.  Say it: "We're not gonna take it"

Jack's Raging Bile Duct's picture

You obviously don't understand how a gurellia war is fought. You also don't seem to understand that it would be fought in promixity to those pilot's homes. You also don't understand that the Apache only operates because a reserve currency funds it--which would cease the moment a civil war went hot. Furthermore, the supply chain which maintains is will also be broken. The US Government will not be able to quell a revolt.


N2OJoe's picture

Fly a drone into the intake.

WorkingFool's picture

You sound like Charles Cornwallis - "farmers with pitchforks"

SWRichmond's picture

Think globally act locally

yovatti's picture
yovatti (not verified) froze25 Nov 3, 2016 10:13 AM

Pffft. They're not ex-military. They're Walmart greeters that have seen too many Rambo movies.


Pliskin's picture

'They're Walmart greeters that have seen too many Rambo movies.'

Nah dude, THAT'S the current U.S. military.


Oldwood's picture

Let's not pretend that any facts matter here. All that matters is the media's perspective. If THEY say the problem of violence centers about right wing extremists and Trump of course (which is wild given even the republican party insists that Trump is ANYTHING but conservative), then it is what they say it is. BLM or any other leftist based group involved in true violence will be rationalized as an understandable reaction to racism and intolerance, but ANY noise from the right will instantly be trumpeted as the coming armageddon or coup. We will not be able to win this battle as long as the media is against us. We need to understand who our enemy is, and right now it IS the media. Our efforts should be focused in that direction. We should research to find exactly where their financial vulnerabilities lie, and take them out...through a simple boycott of every channel that supports their funding. Money is the weapon of their choice and should be ours as well.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Pantloader at his finest.  'You cant win if the presstitutes say mean things about you, so you might as well keep sittin in the La-Z-Boy.  And oops, I just soiled myself.' 

Raging Debate's picture

Oldwood - The solution is increased competition with innovators and investors so they are well funded. A network concept like Wordpress works best. I built one and it worked great but at the time of 2010 investors were scared shitless. Telling them not doing so result in a nation worth nothing to invest into. That is happening and I was right. Pain is a bigger catalyst of evolution, investors with coin are some of the last to wake up. 

 Now that they are beginning to feel it, they might act differently than at that time. Crowd sourcing has become more normal nowadays too. The innovator would still have some challenges in retaining enough equity to enforce a five year plan so the company isnt bought up by bad money and force it into certain content choices. I still have all the tech and kept it updated on operating system changes. Havnt decided if I should relaunch next year. 

 That bootstrapping period and scale of what I was attempting to do really brought my mind to the brink. It didnt help I was helping to care for my Mom with terminal cancer. 70 hour work weeks on full throtfle with the brain took a toll. But I had three years now to recover and have some fun too so might just give it another run. Boredom is a motivating factor, more so than restoring the Republic these days. 


UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

The media is the face and voice of the enemy. Follow the money, and it will lead you right to their homes, businesses, and watering holes.

shovelhead's picture

The left will pull out their secret weapons...

Fanny packs and twinkle-fingers.

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Million Dollar Bonehead's picture

Dear Leader Hillary will laugh as your puny army is crushed. Go ahead! Challenge the authority of the MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN HISTORY. When Dear Leader Hillary has you executed we will send your family the bill for the bullet.


All Hail Dear Leader Hillary! Dagon shall be avenged!

Don Treadonme's picture

"Dear Leader" Ha! I knew you were North Korean! Average height or are you much shorter putz?

Jethro's picture


CheapBastard's picture

If the election is "rigged" then the USA has a real big problem.

Its own citizens will no longer see themselves as obligated to obey the law if the government officials themselves not obey the law.

Aggravating the situation, foreign governments may not veiw Hillary as a "legitimate" president therfore exempting them from any cooperation with the USA.

The FBI already looks pretty bad and the DOJ has lost almost all credibility.

The USA will become a Nation of Men, no longer a Nation of Laws. Then, whomever carries the biggest gun will rule.

Billy the Poet's picture

No, in a nation of men, he who fills bellies and provides jobs will rule. All human advancement depends on productivity and not destruction.

tricorn teacup's picture

You can't fill bellies if someone with a bigger gun takes what you produce.

squib's picture

But at least Negan will only take half your stuff!

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Eventually, that will be the methodology of rule. However, destruction first, then advancement?  That seems to be the direction things are going down now. Destroying the enemy within, by one means or another, seems to be the top priority of those planning to drain the swamp.

bannedonce's picture

A lot of them are prior "real military." If you think our "real military" is some amazing alpha male force to be reckoned with you arent very familiar with those who comprise it. Most of our "real military" are lady boys, black females, and overweight turds who found an easy what exactly are you talking about?

crossroaddemon's picture

Yeah, but the real military has drones, missiles, aromored vehicles, sophisticataed night vision equipment, and body armor. Against hunting rifles. Do the math.

Jethro's picture

Not how this works....It won't be toe to toe

HoosierHilly's picture

You mean that military that couldn't defeat an uneducated population who were using low tech arms leftover from wars spanning from the British occupation to the 1980's Soviet invasion?  But according to you and many other armchair generals the US military will utterly destroy a population that's armed to the teeth, educated (not just book smart either), and full of past military experience.  Right....

crossroaddemon's picture

The shit in the middle east has gone exactly according to plan. The point is not to win, but to destabilize and justify a long-term presence. 

A few questions, and please take them seriously before you downvote:

1) Who's going to fire the first shot? You KNOW that whoever starts shit is going to be made a damn bloody example of. Which is why I'm guessing that nobody is going to have the balls to do it,

2) Who are you shooting at? If you're going after politicians and not the global banking cartels youre pissing in the wind... and I'm guessing most of the latter will prove to be beyond your reach. You might string up Obama... and meanwhile the Rothchilds will be buying out the revolutionary leadership.

3) Speaking of which, who leads? Who decides strategy, and allocates resources?

4) Do you have a plan to deal with supply disruptions and infrastructure damage? You know perfectly well that if your revolution is causing people to go hungry the population is going to turn on you.

5) What do you expect to get for numbers? How many gun owning americans are REALLY going to risk their asses and give up their relatively comfortable existences for a rebellion with a very uncertain outcome? I think you're being wildly optimistic about how many will come. Historically, revolutions almost never happen unless people are starving. Until then, they value their lives more than their freedom. I doubt this time is different.

6) Maybe the most important question: what is your plan for after? You may be aware that historically revolutions have a track record of resulting in an even worse tyranny. Are you just hoping to kill the present leadership and let the chips fall where they may, or do you have something in mind?

Jack's Raging Bile Duct's picture

Very good questions.

It begins with secession movements. Rebellion is a mindset, before all other things. Peaceful secession is the right to self-determination, rhetorically supported by the USG for decades. They will have to attack first, and they shall lose all legitimacy for it. In a defensive war, most of your questions don't matter. You live your life as best as you are able, and destroy the invaders as they come. Who/what/when/where/how is entirely dependant on the situation of the time, and cannot be theorized on a meaningful level.

The USG's only real strength is the ability to marshal vast resources efficiently. This exists only because of reserve currency status and domestic stability. Either one destroys them both, and the USG with it. It's all about removing consent and making them come to you. After survive, you wait. Victory is inevitable.

Tiwin's picture

Seems to me the first shots have already been fired-cops killing civilians. And more than once in the last few months people are shooting back.
It seems when this happens a lot of would-be revolutionaries around the Hedge are appalled. Just sayin'....

jus_lite_reading's picture

What would all those things do against a million man army shutting down the rail network? Power grid etc?

crossroaddemon's picture

You really think you're going to get the million? And I say nothing about the entire rest of the population rising up against you when the grid is down and the trains not running. People in the modern world are about three days from starvation without a smoothly functioning infrastructure.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

They also have families. Families who live among the civilians. Things can happen to those families.

crossroaddemon's picture

Things can happen to you family too. Who's going to be protecting them during an insurrection while you are out playing Rambo?

shovelhead's picture

Looks like we won't be counting on you and your banjo.

Raging Debate's picture

Militaries do not do well against motivated insurgencies. The solution was to buy them off, co-opt them. But then you deal with them going full retard like Bin Laden later. Better to not empire build in the first place of course. After the fall of the Soviet Union, it would have been best to have a much better energy policy and then could have limited some engagements. Lobbying or simple corruption was a big impediment toward that end. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.