There was a lot of violence in 2021 – but no mass terrorist attacks in the United States
Right-wing extremists are also heavily divided and disorganized. Although many have gathered around President Donald Trump, believers generally disagree on who to target and what priorities to generally have. Attacks like those in Pittsburgh and El Paso received little public support and, in fact, such violence usually backfires, making the general cause less popular. Although attention is understandably focused on paramilitary groups such as the Proud Boys, the overall skills of those in the movement are poor and, as the January 6 research shows, they are particularly poor in terms of operational safety, with many of them pursuing their goals and movements Disclose and organizational structures in social media, unsolicited. Existing laws, when enforced, offer prosecutors many opportunities to cease their activities.
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