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     Oregon's militia movement, which began to emerge in
late 1994, appears still to be in its infancy. Touting the
familiar theme that ", Civilian Militia is a final line of
defense against all enemies both foreign and domestic." the
Central Oregon Regional Militia has operated modest units in
the town of Prineville and neighboring Deschutes County.

     The Salem-based Northwest Oregon Regional Militia was
disbanded by its founder, insurance salesman Mike Cross,
following the Oklahoma City bombing. Cross said he feared
"persecution" by the federal government. He stated, "If they
would blow up one of their own buildings, who knows what
they could do to militias."

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

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