Liberal John Brown Gun Club embraces working-class identity

Liberal John Brown Gun Club embraces working-class identity

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Hide caption @rmckinney9 They’re against racism and patriarchy and for the working class. And they have guns. The table with nine people at Billiards on Broadway was indistinguishable from all the others. At the table there were men, including a black man, a few women and a reporter. The only thing that distinguished a few members at the table was the red neckerchiefs they wore. They are part of the Mid-Missouri John Brown Gun Club, an armed liberal group in Columbia that is part of the national Redneck Revolt network. They don’t have leaders. Only two members agreed to speak for this report, because they said there was a danger of harassment from right-wing groups. The group organized last year after the inauguration of President Donald Trump and ramped up after he began restricting refugees and immigration in what has been called a “Muslim ban.” They’re planning a brake light clinic — free replacement of brake lights, tail lights and turn signal lights — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 at Columbia Honda. In broad terms, groups in the Redneck Revolt network might be considered part of the “antifa” movement, whose members are dedicated to combating fascist and racist ideologies, said Mark Bray, a lecturer at Dartmouth College who wrote “Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook.” But Redneck Revolt has a more specific mission. “They engage in more open popular organizing,” Bray said. “The idea behind it is for working-class white people to reclaim the idea of a redneck […]

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