2A Images: On the FBI’s “Domestic Terrorism Symbol Guide”

Is anyone else just a tad bit nervous that the IRS recently made a $700,000 ammo purchase, will be hiring 87,000 new agents and that job qualifications include being armed and a willingness to use deadly force?

What the?

If this IRS move doesn’t make your hair stand on end, consider what’s going on with yet another powerful federal agency – the FBI.  Apparently, symbols of the Second Amendment – many of which are reasonably and unapologetically used by GOC and our sister organization Gun Owners of America – are listed in the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Symbol Guide.  READ THAT AGAIN:  They are in the Domestic Terrorism Symbol Guide.

Image is similar to that used in the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Symbol Guide

According to a recently leaked copy, “The following symbols are used by Anti-Government or Anti-Authority Violent Extremists…the symbols are often found on propaganda or online platforms, memes, merchandise, group logos, flags, tattoos, uniforms, etc. Widespread use of symbols and quotes from American history, especially the Revolutionary War exists within MVE networks…”

Specifically, with regard to the Second Amendment, the Militia Violent Extremism (MVE) guide states that groups use such symbols (note the example) to “justify their existence with the 2nd Amendment due to the mention of a well-regulated militia as well as the right to bear arms.”


The inescapable – and dishonest problem – is that the FBI’s sample MVE image (and others that are comparable such as GOA’s below) comes nowhere close to provoking violence.

I would say these people need a history lesson but realistically speaking, they don’t give a damn.  Not one little bit.

Understanding this, what confidence can we have in a government that not only aligns symbols of freedom to domestic terrorists, but believes 87,000 new IRS agents are the answer to inflation?

That said, what could this possibly mean for us in California – more armed IRS agents some of whom have the authority to use deadly force? (check out the job qualifications HERE and HERE)  To put this in perspective, we are the most populous state at 12% of the nation.  Thus, it would make sense that California would get 12% of the 87,000.  That’s roughly around 10,440 new agents just for us.  We wonder what their ammo costs for next year will be!

Do you feel special yet?

10,000+ new IRS agents in California – whose sole purpose is to locate additional money for the government. Because they evidently just don’t have enough.  Given this, how might an audit look for those of us who support the 2A on social media or who have a “Don’t Tread on Me” bumper sticker?  What if we were to display a Gasden or Betsy Ross flag – or GASP – a meme of a gun?  Is it really a ridiculous notion to think that two enormously powerful federal agencies wouldn’t coordinate at times?

Our government has become unrecognizable to that of even a few short years ago.  Whether it’s the pervasive “group think” mentality, the chilling of alternative viewpoints or a dictatorial-style overreach, it’s difficult to imagine so many vast changes in such a short period of time. GOC has long promised that we will never bend our knee to raging mob – nor will we let the despicable acts of the jack-booted Left trigger us to any sort of action that will ultimately take us off our game.  Make no mistake – they want us to react irrationally, but we must act intelligently, responsibly and strategically, and this means we must do all we can to make sure that we and everyone we know gets out and votes for the 2A. 

If this doesn’t make us all want to run to the polls in November, not much will.  Now, more than ever before is the time to become ARMED AND INFORMED.  Join GOC – we are moving effectively in the courts – in the legislature – and in the elections.  We must not let this moment pass without investing everything we have to move the needle back to where it belongs – smack dab into the fabric of freedom.

Watch for it – our Election Eye is coming, complete with a voter guide. Stay tuned!


  1. Mr Opinion on August 15, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    God gave us the right to defend ourselves. It is to bad we don’t have a weapon or shield that is superior to the evil intent of our present administration. I plan to lay low, vote for 2A supporters, financially help qualified nominees, ask for God’s help, and reload.

    I can not buy ammo in CA without submitting to laws that do not stop criminals from committing criminal acts. So I reload. If you see me picking up your spent casings, know I am putting them back into good working order.

    The “Brandon’s” that have the media attention will eventually die. Age does that to us. We do not have to help that, with actions that are un-lawfull. Hopefully those of us who believe in freedom and peace will have countered the alternative teaching our grand kids are getting in public schools. We do need to act, but in a peaceful manner.

    We need to trust that God is in control and the evil will eventually be stopped.

  2. Frank on August 16, 2022 at 10:21 am

    They have made mail-in ballots permanent in the State. We have lost the power of voting in the election. I am no longer voting. It’s a joke! We are screwed!

    • R. Corrino on August 23, 2022 at 12:44 pm

      Sir, fight or retreat, to fight again.

      Surrender just gives them what they want.