The Viper Militia and the Arizona Gun Stunt
Yeesh. Here’s some more disturbing info on the gang of bedraggled militia freaks who staged the semi-automatic rifle goon show at the Obama rally in Phoenix, Arizona: Heavily-Armed ‘90s Militia, Linked To Anti-Obama Activist, Resisted ‘New World Order’.
Let’s delve a little bit deeper into the black helicopter-infested world of the Viper Militia — the 90’s era group whose members ended up in federal prison and whose most prominent friend and defender, Ernest Hancock, staged the show of arms-bearing at an Obama event Monday. …
Take Dean Pleasant, the Viper member whom Hancock called his good friend in an interview with TPMmuckraker yesterday. Pleasant couldn’t hold onto jobs at Kathy’s Donut Farm (too “lackadaisical,” even though he always brought his Glock to work) or a part-time gig at military supply store Allied Surplus (where he was caught stealing “inexpensive items”).
Others made a living with maintenance work and used furniture sales. They had formed a clique of like-minded gun enthusiasts with the name SHF — Suicidal Hippie F-cks — and even had t-shirts made with an SHF logo, according to contemporaneous press accounts.
None of which sounds so scary, until you consider the group’s stockpile of
unregistered submachine guns, over 500 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, an “adapter for a grenade launcher,” a riot smoke grenade, dynamite, detonation cord, gas masks, body armor, a machine gun, 550-yard range rockets, and how-to manuals for grenade launchers and propellants.