Anarcho-Rednecks Against Oppression is a new organization based in Central Virginia, and one of the first projects of the group is to begin tabling at gun shows.
Our goals are to introduce a more diy, class struggle, and anti-oppression perspective to the culture at gun shows, and create opportunities for folks who may have never been exposed to anarchist ideas to hear about them and pick up some relevant literature. We hope that instead of dismissing people who aren’t on the exact same page we are on, we can meet them on our common ground, and through conversation and literature help folks step away from reactionary and racist perspectives and more into being self-thinking individuals.
We aren’t the first anarchists to attempt to reach out in this way, some of our predecessors include the John Brown Gun Club in Kansas and Redneck Revolt in Denver. We would love to hear from anyone who has been involved in these groups, intervened with tea party types, has their own insights about gun shows, etc.
Some topics we are looking for relevant literature on:
Know Your Rights
DIY stuff that folks at gun shows might be into
If any anarchists or radicals have zines, pamphlets or literature for us to distribute that you can mail us for free to help the cause, titles to recommend, or documents to email us, we would really appreciate it. We hope to develop a lot of original literature over time, but it always helps to not have to reinvent the wheel.
You can mail items to: ARAO c/o Wingnut 2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222
or email mokarnage @ gmail.com
Our first gunshow will be the C & E Gun Show in Richmond on August 23-24 so if you can, please get any materials to us before then.