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     Alabama has a small, but steadily growing, militia
movement. Its most active groups, which appear to be in
regular  contact with one another, are the Gadsden Minutemen
of Etowah
County and the Montgomery County-based Sons of Liberty. The
Gadsden Minutemen, led by Mike Kemp and Jeff Randall,
publish a regular newsletter and meet periodically to
practice  battle skills and hand-to-hand combat techniques.

     The Sons of Liberty is a small group with a
deliberately low profile. The organization's manual advises
members to "keep the group size down. If you've got more
than 10-12 spin off another group." Followers are also
warned not to "keep all your eggs in one basket. If you have
more than one rifle, keep it in a hideaway spot." Finally.
the handbook counsels, "Don't lose sight of our
objective.... Don't fire unless fire unless fired upon, but
if they [federal officials] mean to have a war let it begin

ADL Fact Finding Report, "Beyond the Bombing: The Militia
Menace Grows," Anti-Defamation League, 1995.

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