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Annual pro-gun event at Virginia fizzles in wake of U.S. Capitol siege

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By Julia Harte and Julio-Cesar Chavez

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Good. The last thing we need right now are more gun nutters near government buildings.

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had drawn fewer than 50 pro-gun rights protesters, many from the far-right Proud Boys and the anti-government boogaloo movement who were openly carrying semi-automatic weapons.

Given the guns and ammo industries have become even richer and more powerful during the Trump era when gun and ammo sales have skyrocketed, a question to be asked:

Are the various guns and ammo industries, including lobbying groups like the NRA, among the financial backers of the extreme right wing, white nationalist militias and organizations?

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Are the various guns and ammo industries, including lobbying groups like the NRA, among the financial backers of the extreme right wing, white nationalist militias and organizations?

No. Well, not openly at least. Here's a good article which explains how they mainly self fund through merchandise, events, and crowdfunding. Because of ostracism they find it hard to find rich benefactors, and being relatively small groups they don't actually require much funding. They don't have to provide uniforms and equipment to their members, for example, as being the USA they can pick up their cosplay props basically anywhere.

https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/adl-report-funding-hate-how-white-supremacists-raise-their-money.pdf

Although that isn't to say that there aren't rich white guys willing to throw money at them.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/this-obscure-foundation-helped-fund-the-alt-right.html

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Good. Fanatics have perverted the Second Amendment from a bulwark of state liberty against imposing power of a standing army into a Death Cult.

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Sad American GI Joe wannabees in military fatigue, losers. The US will eventually have to wake up to the fact it's not a good idea to allow stupid people such easy access to guns.

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