Growing diversity, gun control push reasons for increasing anti-gov’t groups

The number of extremist anti-government groups in the United States has grown to an all-time high, with more than 1,360 now on record and up from 149 in 2008, according to new numbers by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Many of these are self-identified patriotic organizations and militia groups. However, the center also noted a decrease in organizations they identified as hate groups, an accounting of which controversially has included some religious organizations.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with David H. Schanzer, an associate professor of public policy and director of the Triangle Center of Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University, to discuss the story.


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