Hot on the heels of releasing a leaked internal FBI document, giving guidelines on what Americans to consider potential Domestic Violence Extremists, Project Veritas has now made public a leaked Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “intelligence bulletin” document. The document further targets many lawful gun owners who disagree with the direction the government is taking our country.
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Leaked DHS Document Adds More Signs of Domestic Terrorism
After the recent FBI raid on President Donald Trump’s home in Florida, DHS distributed the document internally. The document describes what to look for in suspecting someone of being a possible Domestic Violence Extremist. Apparently concerned with the content, an anonymous source within DHS secretly sent the document to Project Veritas.
According to this guide, apparently, now an American citizen can’t even question the results of a highly questionable election. Likewise, you can’t believe the government is overreaching its boundaries set by the U.S. Constitution. By doing these things, a citizen will find themselves on a suspect list.
“Many of these threats included references to the perception that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and other claims of government overreach, which are narratives that have mobilized DVEs in the past to commit acts of violence, including against law enforcement and federal, state and local governments,” the document said.
Further, taking a great interest in the upcoming midterm election—which, as gun owners, we all should—could flag you. As a result, it may also put you squarely on a suspected domestic terrorist list.
“The threats we have observed, to date, underscore that DVEs may view the 2022 midterm election as an additional flashpoint around which to escalate threats against perceived ideological opponents, including federal law enforcement personnel,” the report states.
Many of the guidelines of what might indicate a potential DVE are perfectly lawful. These include such things as “unusual purchase of military-style tactical equipment (for example, body armor or personal protection equipment), in a manner that raises suspicion of planning violence.”
Unless DHS agents are also “thought police,” the document is talking about perfectly legal activities that millions of Americans practice.
Further Warning Signs
Other activities that might point a finger at potential terrorists include “unusual acquisition of weapons or ammunition” (one man’s unusual is another man’s normal), and “unusual change in, or initiation of physical or weapons training” (better cut back on those range trips). Of course, the caveat to all of these “suspect” activities is “for suspected criminal purposes,” which is highly subjective. To say the least.
DHS even admits in the text of the guide that many of the activities on its list are legal. In fact, they’re not only legal but protected under the Second Amendment.
“It is important to emphasize that many of the mobilization indicators may also relate to constitutionally protected activities,” the document said. “Law enforcement action should never be taken solely based on constitutionally protected activities; on the apparent or actual race, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity of the suspect; or any combination of these factors.”
That section concluded with a call to fellow Americans to turn people in who exhibit the aforementioned activities. This, despite the seeming normality of many of the listed “indicators.”
“Individuals are encouraged to contact law enforcement if—based on indicators and the situational context—they suspect an individual is mobilizing to violence or engaging in violent extremist activities,” the document said.
Where Can This Lead?
Let’s look at a few “what ifs” here.
What if a lawful gun owner has to wait on some planned gun purchases due to President Biden’s runaway inflation? And what if he gets a good bonus at work and buys a couple of new ARs he’s been wanting?
And what if he enjoys them so much, that he increases range visits from once a month to once a week? It’s possible that some gun-hating friend or neighbor might turn him in as a suspected terrorist based on the criteria.
Also, such guidelines have the effect—whether intended or not—of making people believe the activities listed are somehow nefarious. Even when they’re not.
So, it’s quite possible that some law-abiding Americans might curtail some of their constitutionally protected activities. They may do so simply because they don’t want to land on a suspect list or have DHS hassle them. Even if they have no terroristic leanings.
According to Project Veritas, DHS declined to confirm the existence of the leaked document. And it’s apparent that the agency did not want the information to become public.
Specifically, within the document is the statement: “Information contained in this intelligence bulletin is for official use only. No portion of this bulletin should be released to the media, the general public, or over nonsecure Internet servers. Release of this material could adversely affect or jeopardize investigative activities.”
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