Joe Miller chose a security firm for his campaign event which is not only unlicensed, but also right at the heart of an extreme militia group, with the owner of the security firm being a local commander of the militia and also the main supplier. This Alaskan militia is headed by the notorious Norm Olson, who played a major role in the radical militia movement in the 1990’s in Michigan, a movement which is at least partly to blame for the Oklahoma bombing.
William Fulton, the head of DropZone Security, denies that he’s a member of the Alaska Citizens Militia — though he inarguably has some ties to the militia, and has even been referred to as the “supply Sergeant” by the head of the group.
DropZone Security was hired as Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller’s private security team at his town hall on Sunday, during which Fulton and two of his employees handcuffed and detained Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger.
As we’ve reported, DropZone Security doubles as an army surplus store and bail bonds agency, and is made up of current and former members of the military. The two other agents with Fulton at the Miller event were active-duty military.
As some local outlets have already reported, Fulton himself is a repeated poster on the Alaska Citizens Militia Google Forum, which can be found here. All of his postings are here.
The Alaska Citizens’ Militia describes its mission statement as: “To set forth the historical and Constitutional basis for the establishment of the Alaska Citizens Militia; to explain its mission and goals; its uniqueness as the final defense against tyrannical government at all levels; and to suggest an organizational structure.”
Among the problems its website lists are “firearms restrictions or other disarmament,” “mandatory medical anything,” and “involuntary involvement in anything,” among other things, in its “ACTS OF WAR” section.
The ACM was started by Norm Olsen, who the Southern Poverty Law Center reports also started the Michigan Militia, though he was kicked out after touting this theory about the Oklahoma City bombing: “The Japanese government had bombed the federal building there as a return favor for the sarin gas subway attack that he said the U.S. government carried out in Tokyo.”
And though Fulton denies being a member of the ACM, Olsen is among those Fulton communicates with on the ACM message board. Writing under the username “bob bob” but signing his posts “DropZone Bill,” Fulton has posted 42 times since January, according to Google.
In one post in January, Fulton writes: “I should hope that the militia is not involved with establishing any form of government moral or otherwise It is the purpose of the militia to defend the people and the state. I believe our job is to be shooters, elected politicians get to deal with the government establishment portion of the pie.”
Another thread shows Fulton offering to facilitate an October 10 meeting of the militia at his DropZone store: “Lets do it noon on the 10th of October if that works for everybody sunday is our slowest day so I can close the shop.” Continue reading…