What is a 3%ER (Percenter)?

41nethoq8al-_sy355_I was driving to work this morning and I saw a familiar logo again on someone’s vehicle. The III with stars around it like this picture. I decided it was time to find out more about this symbol. I know it has something to do with guns, as I have seen it more in the gun community than anywhere else.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out more. I am still reading and learning more about this but at first look, I agree. From Sipsey Street Irregulars blog, the self-proclaimed “original gathering place” for three percenters.

“What is a “Three Percenter”?

During the American Revolution, the active forces in the field against the King’s tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists. They were in turn actively supported by perhaps 10% of the population. In addition to these revolutionaries were perhaps another 20% who favored their cause but did little or nothing to support it. Another one-third of the population sided with the King (by the end of the war there were actually more Americans fighting FOR the King than there were in the field against him) and the final third took no side, blew with the wind and took what came.

The Doctrine of the Three Percent in a few sentences.

The Three Percent are the citizens the Founders counted on to save the Republic when everyone else abandoned it. And we will. There will be no more free Wacos and no more free Katrinas. For we are the Three Percent. We will not disarm. You cannot convince us. You cannot intimidate us. You can kill us, if you think you can. But remember, we’ll shoot back. We are not going away. We are not backing up another inch. And there are THREE MILLION OF US. The next move, if any, is up to the aspiring tyrants among the domestic enemies of the Constitution.”

Source: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-brief-three-percent-catechism.html

I am still reading and learning more about this, I do not take a quoted document at face value, I want to fully understand something before I will claim it. I will post again when I have more to share.

Please comment below if you have experience with the 3% or have opinions about this..I’d love to hear from you.

Keep Shooting & Sharing, Jessica

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