In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we spoke with a member of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club, which is part of the Redneck Revolt network. If you are unfamiliar with Redneck Revolt and the John Brown Gun Club, it is a network of chapters across the US that promote community self-defense and pro-working class and anti-racist ideas and action through firearms training. Throughout our interview, we talk mainly about how the chapter has engaged in outreach and counter-recruitment within the militia and Patriot movements, including within the milieu that supports Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer.
The purpose of this outreach and counter-recruitment is several fold, the first is to divorce militia and Patriot groups from ideological white nationalist and neo-Nazi organizations. The second is to have a broader conversation on white supremacy, the racist history of gun control, and attempt to find common ground on class issues, while also pushing back on the movement’s scapegoating of migrants, refugees, and ‘antifa.’
We then turn towards the topic of gun control, the AstroTurf “March For Our Lives” movement, as well as the pro-gun response from the Right, and how Redneck Revolt responded to all of it.
Members of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club showed up at a #PatriotPrayer rally in #Seattle fully armed to denounce white supremacy and Joey Gibson. They held banners and passed out flyers. https://t.co/aSBkKD1OJY pic.twitter.com/fTChl9QCgQ
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) May 23, 2018
At a time when InfoWars and far-Right leaders like Joey Gibson are pushing harder and harder for open civil war and violence against anything deemed to be “the Left,” it is important to highlight the work being done to push back against these far-Right conspiratorial forces, and bring people back down to reality.
TFW your banner coordinates with your bomb ass jackets. Members of Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club lookin fresh out supporting efforts to shut down ICE in #Tacoma. #OccupyICENWDC pic.twitter.com/G1lAi72B1I
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) July 3, 2018