Do you Support the Second Amendment? Are you Against Big Government? Well, the Ohio National Guard is training to take you down.
Documents released this week show the Ohio Army National Guard 52nd Civil Support Unit conducted a training drill last year where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists.
The mock drill had the Ohio Army National Guard, Portsmouth Police and Scioto County first responders take part in an exercise that pitted them against a group of second amendment supporters. The mock plot involved local school district employees who used biological weapons to advance their beliefs about “protecting Gun Rights and Second Amendment rights.”
This isn’t the first time the government has trained to fight people who support the Second Amendment. In fact, we’ve covered a number of these cases in the past including a theoretical army report that depicted a scenario where the U.S. Military would have to use its power against the American public.
DHS Classifies Patriots as a Threat to the Nation
Over the last couple years there has been an effort to demonize anyone who holds traditional patriotic American views. In 2012, The Department of Homeland Security was caught creating training manuals targeting “Right Wing Extremists,” where they warned that anyone with a patriotic bumper sticker might have ties to terrorism.
In 2013, Congressman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, accused DHS of deliberately trying to manipulate the ammunition market – making it harder for American citizens to buy ammunition and exercise their second amendment rights.
If these were isolated incidents you might be able to dismiss them, or maybe even buy into their usual attempt to scapegoat some low-level government employee. But when these types of events keep happening with regularity, it really makes you wonder what’s really going on – especially when you consider how quickly they’re trying to militarize local police forces.