June 25, 2009
It looks like the government is taking advantage of the corporate media hype generated over the James von Brunn Holocaust museum story. In David Junction, Illinois, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives Special Agent and local authorities have arrested Dennis and Daniel Mahon, twins said to be white supremacists in violation of federal firearms laws.
[efoods]“Authorities say twin brothers were arrested following the search of a northern Illinois home, where agents recovered assault weapons, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and white supremacist material,” reports the Associated Press.
No other details are provided. So-called “assault weapons” (usually semi-automatic carbines or rifles) ammunition and white supremacist material are protected by the Bill of Rights, specifically the First and Second Amendments.
The story will likely feed into the corporate media news cycle and build upon the propaganda now used to portray “rightwing extremists,” largely consisting of gun owners who support the Constitution and are characterized as “antigovernment,” as a portentous threat and possibly violent and dangerous.