Leaked FBI Documents Equate ‘Militia Violent Extremists’ with 2A Advocates 

The good folks over at Project Veritas this week published leaked documents from an FBI whistleblower that draw an explicit connection between “Militia Violent Extremists” [MVEs] and Second Amendment advocates. 

The documents, which say “FBI Internal Use Only,” are designed to educate agents on what to look for when they are investigating potential MVEs. 

Under the category of “Symbols” is the “2A,” and is described thus, “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,” states the document. 

The “Gadsden Flag” is found under the “Commonly Referenced Historical Imagery and Quotes” section with the caption, “Historical American symbol representing gun rights and limited government,” the document points out. 

However, there is the following caveat in bold, “The use or sharing of these symbols alone should not independently be considered evidence of MVE presence or affiliation, or serve as an indicator of illegal activity, as many individuals use these symbols for their original historic meaning or other non-violent purposes.”

The leak docs come on the heels of a letter written by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) that accuses the FBI of reclassifying cases of “domestic violent extremism” (DVEs) to increase the numbers, per a Fox News report

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“From recent protected disclosures, we have learned that FBI officials are pressuring agents to reclassify cases as ‘domestic violent extremism’ even if the cases do not meet the criteria for such a classification,” wrote Jordan in a letter sent to FBI Director Chris Wray last Wednesday.

“Given the narrative pushed by the Biden administration that domestic violent extremism is the ‘greatest threat’ facing our country, revelation that the FBI may be artificially padding domestic terrorism data is scandalous,” he continued. 

One can reasonably argue that the agency is not only targeting the gun community in its quest to crackdown on purported MVEs but is also incentivizing its workforce to find DVE cases where there are none.  

“Another whistleblower—who led at least one high profile domestic terrorism investigation—stated that a field office Counterterrorism Assistant Special Agent in Charge and the FBI’s Director of the Counterterrorism Division have pressured agents to move cases into the DVE category to hit self-created performance metrics,” added Rep. Jordan in his letter.  

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“According to whistleblowers, the FBI uses these metrics to dispense awards and promotions. Every whistleblower has called it an environment of ‘pressure’ within the FBI,” wrote Jordan. 

Hopefully, no law-abiding citizen finds themselves in the crosshairs of the surveillance state for simply exercising or supporting a fundamental right. But don’t count on it.

As we’ve recently witnessed, the ATF is going door to door in some states to conduct warrantless firearm inspections. What’s next??? Will the FBI start making the rounds when one flies the Gadsden Flag at a gun-rights rally or hangs a sign that says “Let’s Go Brandon“?

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • John Paul Jones August 19, 2022, 8:31 am

    The FBI of today is the KGB we used to cite in stories of oppression, years back.

  • Kane August 8, 2022, 3:45 pm

    We are at a very dangerour time in the US, probably the most dangerous time ever. The most dangerour people to most Americans are US politicians and federal employees.

    We have been told that the highly decorated General Flynn is a threat to the US by an exiting President BHO. We are told this after generations of left-wingers lectured US on how Joseph McCarthy was held up as an example how Communism was supposedly persucuted with a search for ‘the enemy within.’ And of course, McCarthy questioned a suspected Communist who was at the time an enlisted member of the US Army.

    You cannot have it both ways now. Either Obama and McCarthy have stricking similiarities and the US military members are off limits and Obama is a threat to the US or McCarthy has been treated most unfairly by Communist apologists.

    As for myself, I have already chosen Flynn over the Cabal in Washington that has put the world on the brink of WWIII. The most glaring and dangerours man is the string puller George Soros and his grotesque and oppressive “oppened society.” Make no mistakge that the perversions pushed by Soros and Antony Blinken (his moomy and daddy) the fake POTUS clown, Ron Klein etc are the reason for the US proxy war with Russia.

  • Winters August 8, 2022, 9:49 am

    The fbi has long been America’s KGB. The big difference is it now combines the tactics of the KGB with those of the Stasi and the Gestapo.

    • D.J. August 8, 2022, 11:01 am

      Brilliant observation , sir .

      “ Adopt , adapt and improve “ , I believe the saying goes .

      Our tax dollars at work , for Us .

  • Xwarchild August 8, 2022, 8:42 am

    If you have a recent Texas driver’s license then according to this new FBI bulletin you are affiliated with domestic violent militia extremism. On the back of every card is the image of the “come take it” cannon and star from the Texas revolution. They really needs to clean house in the Hoover bldg and hire some analysts from outside the beltway.

  • D.J. August 6, 2022, 2:18 pm

    I went out and hoisted my Gonzales flag after reading this .

  • Jerry August 6, 2022, 1:32 pm

    Leaked, you say? I smell the old Fake Department Document Plot. This fact-checked yet? Cynical me, i would not be surprised if some embarassed senior officials deny and decry the sophomoric humour of a private inside joke among some soon-to-be-unemployed agents, like Number 43 and Number 86. You remember 86, wasent it ol’ 99 who said he was twice the agent that 43 was? Sorry, I was trying to be funny; missed it by THAT much.

  • John Boutwell August 5, 2022, 10:42 am

    Well if you mess with 2A you may well see violence.
    Anything less would be in-American.

  • albert August 5, 2022, 8:16 am

    I believe that the federal government is the most serious threat faced by the American people. This is just one example of it.

  • OldCombatEngineer August 5, 2022, 8:10 am

    These political apparatchiks cannot even do their law enforcement impartially, so compromised are they. The more they clamor for control over our lives, whether for our gun ownership or limitations we impose on corrupt school boards, the more we know we cannot trust them. In the long run, we are far, far more numerous. And millions of us will not back down but stand even more staunchly against their tyranny to support and defend the Constitution against their depredations.

    Looks like the Marxists will get the drastic increase in IRS agents to harass small business owners, while they hide the crimes perpetrated by the First Crackhead. The new agents will e using taxation as the guide under which to retain records of firearms, ammo, and precious metals purchases–in violation of the clear intent of Congress. Too many are just communists run amok. Now is the time to line up trustworthy neighbors with whom you can plan for extreme events that could come to America by this intrusive, greedy, wasteful, evermore tyrannical government. Be sure to remain entirely offline, non-electronic for all plans. Too many weak, perverted paper-pushers in government; they can only enhance their careers by attacking common citizens, as they bow to their elitist masters.

  • DIYinSTL August 5, 2022, 8:01 am

    If the eFfed up Bunch of Incompetents were to replace Domestic with Democrat in their description of DVE and paid due attention AND VERBAGE to Environmental VEs and Anarchist VEs then maybe they would be a slightly less discredited agency.

  • Fred August 5, 2022, 7:19 am

    The fbi is probably the most corrupt law agency in the world.

  • Let's go Brandon, FJB August 5, 2022, 6:45 am

    Seems to me that the only extremist in America is BLM, antifa, and the rest of the degenerate left.

  • Blue Dog (he/him) August 4, 2022, 9:20 pm

    I see no lies here. Not everyone in a Nine Line or 5.11 Tactical t-shirt is ready to follow Ray Epps into an insurgency, but you will find a lot of those shirts among the domestic terrorists.

    • Let's go Brandon, FJB August 5, 2022, 8:59 am

      Hey bluewaffle, the only domestic terrorist in America are the ones that wear blm shirts. In the “Summer of love/2020” Antifa destroyed billions of dollars of property and killed several people.

    • Wade August 5, 2022, 9:12 am

      Uhm, NO. I see many cops and fire fighters family and neighbors are the one that wear those shirts. Supporting the front line first responders is not in any way supporting terrorism or insurrection. How many people used to wear shirts showing support for the FBI? Not so many any more though.

      Lately the ‘domestic terrorists’ are the FBI, BATFE, IRS, NSA and so many other three letter agencies. Blue Dog, put your brain on a swivel and get informed of the real world.

    • Dan Barnes August 5, 2022, 10:03 am

      But you could say the same about people who own AR-15’s, or people who wear BDUs, or people who have a penis, or people who are White.

    • uncle freddy August 5, 2022, 11:27 am

      The insurgency here is your head and colon!

    • Shanz August 5, 2022, 5:16 pm

      Do Antifa and BLM wear lots of don’t tread on me gear? You support domestic terrorism blue.

    • Kane August 8, 2022, 3:26 pm

      “Insurgency”? Look that one up in a worthwhile dictionary and check out the criteria. Who was charged with “insurgency”? Certainly NOT the deep state agent provocatuer, Ray Epps?

      Get real…

      • D.J. August 9, 2022, 3:32 pm

        He cannot “ get real “ . The subversive , provocateur lives
        in a delusional fantasy land .

  • Kevin Schwendiman August 4, 2022, 10:13 am

    My impression from reading this article is that the FBI’s definition of Domestic Violent Extremists (DVEs) pretty much makes the FBI a DVE organization.

  • Rodney Steward August 4, 2022, 9:59 am

    The FBI has now become this enemy of this country, it is now America’s KGB !

    • Hondo August 9, 2022, 7:26 am

      Considering what just happened to president Trump by the rogue FBI I think a house cleaning or abolish this agency is needed.

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