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From BBC NEWS
US radical right remains a threat
By Kevin Anderson
The Oklahoma City bombing shocked the United States in 1995 and brought to light the shadowy world of radical rightwing paramilitary groups known as militias.
Timothy McVeigh and co-conspirator Terry Nichols had attended militia meetings, hoping to find allies in the anti-government paramilitaries, but they were never members.
However, following the bombing, the media and law enforcement suddenly focused on the armed and virulently anti-government subculture of the militias.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
What! My family owns several guns and rifles, and whatever our political point of view is it doesn't make us terrorists.
I guess living in a country where even police are afraid to carry guns makes you think everyone with a weapon is a terrorist.
Originally posted by devilwasp
Its just we dont have much need for them.
Originally posted by xmotex
I think what he meant is that anyone with a weapon and a POV can be "called" a terrorist, whether or not they actually are one. I could "call" you Santa Claus, that wouldn't make you St. Nick
I think he was just trying to point out that the term gets broadly used.