The Three Percenters (aka 3%ers, III%ers, or “Threepers”) are a Patriot movement paramilitary group that pledges armed resistance against attempts to restrict private gun ownership. Adherents and supporters have been associated with threats and acts of violence. Like other Patriot groups, they depict the federal government as tyrannical. Their name refers to the (disputed) percentage of American colonialists who took up arms against the British during the Revolutionary War.Spencer Sunshine “Profile on the Right: Three Percenters”
Relevance to New England Landscape:
- Three Percenters have been present at many of the largest actions in the Boston area.
- Their paramilitary emphasis and presence at large actions indicates the ways in which groups that claim to be mainline conservative coordinate with and attract militant white supremacists.
Resources & Links:
- “Three Percenters: What is the gun-toting group? And what do its supporters want?” Josh Hafner, USA Today, March 1, 2018
- “Profile on the Right: Three Percenters,” Spencer Sunshine, Political Research Associates, January 6, 2016
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