The Southern California High Desert Militia is fringe group with allegiance to the far-right ideology of Timothy McVeigh. Members of the militia, which includes San Bernardino County residents, are quick to denounce McVeigh and what he did on April 19, 1995, when he bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and left 168 people dead and more than 500 injured. Membership of militias nationwide has sharply declined because people don't want to be associated with McVeigh and the bombing that has been called the most heinous terrorist act to occur on U.S. soil. However, some militia groups share McVeigh's ideals and distrust of the Federal government except the fact that they do not condone murdering innocent people, especially the children in the day-care center.
Southern California High Desert Militia
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