Larry Hopkins / Johnny Horton (Dona Ana County Jail/Facebook)
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico,” Reuters reports. “Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.”
Compounding that, if it’s true Hopkins was making statements about assassinating “George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, because of these individuals’ support of Antifa” that were then phoned into the FBI’s snitch line, we are looking at a group infiltrated with CIs and maybe even provocateurs. Heavy.com further reports Hopkins was convicted of impersonating a police officer.
While a spokesman for United Constitutional Patriots said they weren’t worried and Hopkins would be cleared, that’s problematic. Assuming the feds did not make a mistake it should be expected that if you loudly call attention to yourself while opposing power interests, they’re going to bring actionable charges if they have them.
And call attention UCP did, compounding their leader’s colorful optics with armed members reportedly detaining more than 300 “asylum seekers” for the Border Patrol, which couldn’t distance itself far enough from the group and its actions. With Mexico, the American Civil Liberties Union, Democrats, and a sympathetic media joining forces, the government moving in became a foregone conclusion.
That’s because those ensuring a porous border and thwarting all efforts to fix things “legally” are the same ones who won’t let private citizens protect their own interests. They’ve created a “Catch-22” scenario, and worse brought us all a step closer to John F. Kennedy’s warning about “mak[ing] peaceful revolution impossible.”
Prominent in the betrayal is New Mexico’s Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham, who says there’s no emergency and ordered the National Guard to withdraw from the border and further advocates:
- Earned path to citizenship for DREAMers and others
- Fight funding the border wall; advocate for DREAMers
- Prohibit local law enforcement from enforcing federal law
- Oppose exiting the U.S. to apply for citizenship.
The true guilty parties here are those who are making “violent revolution inevitable” through their deliberate betrayal of their country and by disallowing the one thing the Founders considered “necessary to the security of a free State.”
We shouldn’t be surprised that the media portrays UCP as “Trump’s army.” What the “journalists” don’t realize, because they’re trying to smear rather than report, is that a Constitutional militia would be in terms of command. Article. II. Section 2. Of the “supreme Law of the Land” designates:
“The President shall be Commander in Chief … of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;”
Further, Article I. Section. 8. assigns to Congress the power:
“To provide for calling forth the Militia to … repel Invasions;
“To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States…”
And what is the militia?
“[T]he unorganized militia … consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.”
Basically, it’s you and me, with effective organization, qualified leadership, training and arms necessary to be a viable defensive force. Yet do you see any “conservative Republicans” in Congress touted as “pro-Second Amendment” making an effort to do their duty – and that’s what it is – to activate a sustained militia? Did they when they controlled the House, the Senate, and the Executive? Instead, the arms-related initiatives they are enacting will enable the states to conduct more “red flag” confiscations.
The Swamp has no intention of trusting that kind of power to the citizens whose birthright it is. So instead we see an invasion going unimpeded, and the “official” response being one of catch and release and, as we saw happen the other day, surrender.
“Armed Mexican troops disarmed two United States soldiers while they were on the American side of the border,” The Washington Times reports. “Officials confirmed that the Mexican troops were armed with what seemed to be rifles. They raised their weapons when they saw the two U.S. soldiers, and then took a pistol from one and put it in the CBP vehicle. [T]he two Americans obliged ‘in an attempt to de-escalate a potential volatile situation.’”
So Americans get arrested for “gun law violations.” Mexican troops illegally armed on our side of the border get obeyed. And an unchecked foreign flood continues as traitors at the highest levels of government do everything in their power to subvert original intent and bring about a tyranny that George III could not have imagined in his most fevered bout of madness.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.