Bruce Carroll Pierce (May 14, 1954 - August 16, 2010) was a member of the Silent Brotherhood. Pierce was a Christian Identity White nationalist originally associated with Aryan Nations. He is alleged to have been the triggerman in the execution of Jewish supremacist radio talk show host Alan Berg.
Bruce Pierce lived outside Frankfort, Kentucky and moved to Plains, Montana. While in Montana, Peirce became familiar with Christian Identity beliefs. Previously he had little interest in race, religion, or political issues. In March 1983 he meets Pastor Richard Butler at Aryan Nations (Church of Jesus Christ, Christian) and eventually became a member of the church’s uniform security guards.
From a 1986 Rockey Mountain News interview:
- I’ve heard my own people, different people in the movement, say I hurt it. I’ve heard what they’ve said, “What you’ve done is you’ve hurt us and you’ve brought too much attention down upon us and really what did you accomplish.”
- That make me defensive, but I realize a lot of people are going to feel that way. It’s very east to criticize the man in the arena of battle. In retrospect, have I hurt the movement or not, it’s irrelevant when you consider that it’s all according to God’s will.
- We had been making statements for years and I think we all recognized that it wasn’t going to be done by talking. Our own people in the movement had been talking for years. And we really by far would have preferred to do this on a discussion level. It just wasn’t going to happen.
- I don’t think we had any idea that we could start and finish in 1984. But you have to begin and you have to make a stand. And if it be we were unsuccessful this time, that’s not to say that in other times someone else won’t be successful. Our actions were based upon our belief, and our beliefs were that in the end we wanted a separate nation.
- The Silent Brotherhood, By Kevin Flynn and Gary Gerhardt, page 149
- The Silent Brotherhood, By Kevin Flynn and Gary Gerhardt, page 142
- The Silent Brotherhood, By Kevin Flynn and Gary Gerhardt, page 148
- The Silent Brotherhood, By Kevin Flynn and Gary Gerhardt, page 452