Unlike in the USA, where the bearing of arms is a guaranteed constitutional right and is understood in the sense of an inalienable human right and the monopoly of force does not only lie with state institutions, but Trumpists, neo-Nazis, tea party people and militias run around armed, while German fascists have when they want to set up armed organizations want, only the way through the infiltration of the state monopoly of force and the illegal procurement of weapons. On the one hand, the AfD tries to mobilize and win supporters in the Bundeswehr (KSKaffair, Bundeswehr officers as parliamentarians), secret services (Roewert / Maasen), police (NSU 2.0, SEKscandal), but apparently the AfD’s Höckke wing now seems to want setting up armed groups themselves, like the research by the green daily newspaper taz is evidence of this.
“In Bavaria, a right-wing arms trade ring with connections to Croatia is under investigation. Should the sales be used to finance the development of an AfD-affiliated organization?
There is a photo of Alexander R. from 2016. He and his comrades hold a banner that Björn Höcke has placed himself in front of. On it the name of the group: „Patriotic Alternative“. Alexander R. wears a pin in black, white and red. „Germany above everything“ is written on it. It is the 2016 Kyffhäuser meeting, a kind of political summer party of the right-wing extremist AfD wing, and one of the few occasions on which the “Patriotic Alternative” publicly presents itself as the wing’s support association. Four years later, an arms trading ring is exposed. Alexander R., a former customs officer, 48 years old, is said to be the head of it all. He has been in custody since last summer. At the same time, several of the suspects from the weapons investigation were driving forces behind the establishment of the „Patriotic Alternative“. Some met for the first time the day the photo was taken. Those who secretly want to sell weapons like to think up code names. A Uzi submachine gun could then be called “UZ gearbox”, the associated ammunition “9mm flange”, a rifle becomes “pump” or “crankshaft”, a sales pitch then sounds like this: On June 22, 2016, Alexander R. wrote a private Facebook message to a friend from Saxony – all the errors as in the original: “On Friday, the auto supplier company received 4 × UZ gearboxes with 9mm flange and 4 x AK gearboxes with 7.62 flange for each new gearbox Piece 1500 euros ”. The acquaintance writes: „Then I know, the delivery service comes up <?“ Alexander R. writes: „1 × UZ and 1 × Ak are already sold, so 4 transmissions are still available“. Two years later, investigators arrested a man on the highway. They think he is a courier who illegally brings weapons from Croatia to Germany. The arrest marks the beginning of years of investigations that lead from Croatia to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They dig up a network in which a Croatian arms trading ring supplies other arms trading rings with goods, including a group that operates mainly from Bavaria, bought smuggled weapons and sold them on. Her presumed head: Alexander R. Alexander R. is someone who signs emails with „Front Heil“ or „Alex von der Südfront“ The Department of Extremism and Terrorism of the Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office is now investigating 16 people. It is about violations of the War Weapons Control Act and the Weapons Act. What is special about the group: Most of them are part of the right-wing extremist scene, and some of them have something to do with the AfD, as members, employees or pullers on the right wing of the party – with contacts as far as the Bundestag and Björn Höcke. “
After the AfD allowed corona deniers to penetrate the Bundestag and threatened parliamentarians with the prospective aim of a Trump storm ala Capitol Hill, parts of the AfD now seem to be arming themselves and not only leaving this to the neo-Nazis known to date. It is interesting, however, how little the mainstream media and politics focus on this, especially since an observation of the entire AfD by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution is in preparation. Either one seems to want to report more about Corona and / or want to keep silent about the AfD and its efforts.