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Old 04-21-2013, 04:03 AM   #11
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Under the direct command of the governor of the state, and/or the officers of the organized militia..

Otherwise, they would fall under the proscriptions against private armies. To be a legitimate citizen militia, the members must be a paramilitary organization under the control of a centralized civil authority such as a state governor.

Google the Texas militia. They are a legal, functioning militia unit reporting directly to the governor.
Is this the one you were talking about?

http://texasstatemilitia.com/pictures/

I read some of their info, sounds pretty interesting, and structured a lot like regular military. I wonder if they've ever actually been called upon for anything.

EDIT: never mind, I don't think these guys are the ones you were talking about. I think you were referring to the Texas State Guard correct?

http://txmf.us/Texas-State-Guard.html

BTW, militias not controlled by the governor are still legal, just not state controlled.

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I wish we still had a good horse cavalry. Private armies?
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I saw online about a local militia group in my area (northern California)
They are all regular citizens who pledge to uphold the constitution and fair government and law enforcement..

Is anyone here on the forum a member of a militia?
If so, what are some of the activities y'all do?
How does one get involved?
Every activity y'all do is legal, I hope?
What exactly do meetings/gatherings look like?
Looking for more info...
-usually have to be sponsored by an active member
-pay dues
-off grid communication
-food/water/ammo stockpiles
-cookouts-very family oriented
-meet certain criteria from an equipment standpoint
-graduated training-tech films-field exercises

There are more of them than you might think. Most of them are small, 25-30 members. You just hear about the big ones.......
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im holding off on doing anything like that because i dont want to make myself a targe by beeing a member of a group which the left will call terriest groups
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Yep tends to draw attention from the feds , always on a watch list after joining one ,Now shtf and i had to yes i would sign up ,if not ,i like being pacfist and just be ready for anything on my own.Just seems like it draws watching eyes in the sky now.I train with several other former military guys and our wives but to no where near the extreme you have to do in a militia of any kind.
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Hey these guys have a militia. They might be looking for someone just like you. Do you like your food halal? Ever wanted to go to Syria? Do you like beards?
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Texas state guard is a legitimate militia.

Robert, you are wise to avoid groups you are not certain of.

Most so-called militias like the better known Montana and Michigan groups are little more than heavily armed hate groups, and anti American political extremists.
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I suspect that if the Texas militia ever adopts a standard uniform, the shirts will be brown.
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Under the direct command of the governor of the state, and/or the officers of the organized militia..

Otherwise, they would fall under the proscriptions against private armies. To be a legitimate citizen militia, the members must be a paramilitary organization under the control of a centralized civil authority such as a state governor.

Google the Texas militia. They are a legal, functioning militia unit reporting directly to the governor.
i dont believe that the citizens who rallied together to rebel against the british leading up to the revolutionary war were commanded by a govorner.

thats what the 2a was based on............not like today's state militia.
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I keep walking around in the woods, but I cannot find one. Lol

The USA does not have a version of what Switzerland has, sad to say. It works well, does not cost billions of tax dollars a year supporting a military, and they never get attacked in a war. Every Switzerland homeowner has a gun safe, full auto rifle and ammo, and knows how to use it. Great system of protecting the country.

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