In the United States, thoughts and opinions are not crimes. However, in the cases of white supremacists, being a member of a white supremacist group can garner unwanted attention from law enforcement.
Organizations with this kind of ideology are what law enforcement is especially monitoring for crimes right now, whether the belief system is directly attributable or not.
Recently, a group of 12 Texans, known members of the white supremacist group Aryan Circle, was arrested in connection with a number of crimes from federal racketeering conspiracy to unlawful firearms trafficking.
Because many groups with thoughts and opinions outside what is considered “mainstream” tend to also practice their right to bear arms, we want to focus on weapons trafficking charges.[...]