Has anyone joined a local militia?

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  1. GoGlockOrGoHome

    GoGlockOrGoHome New Member

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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...
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    peaceful resistance is another method of non-compliance with unconstitutional laws or orders.

    getting more people involved with the proper pro-gun groups like the NRA and those in your state are another method of resistance to unconstitutional laws or orders.

    we have the sheer power of numbers if we use them.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Bob? Is that you Bob?
    ;)
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We have elections in this country where the majority elects our leaders.

    IMHO, joining a so-called militia puts you in the far out anti democracy nutzo group.

    If don't like our government, join a political party and work to change it.

    People in militias are like pouting children that are miffed because they aren't getting their way.
     
  5. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I'm a member of the Maryland Air National Guard... does that count :D
     
  6. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Every man of military age, in the state of Florida, and many other states, are in a militia whether they know it or not.... Check you state constitutions.

    What is the difference between private militias and gangs? Are the the Bloods and Crypts militias? I guess it is a matter of perspective, or semantics.
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A legitimate constitutional militia is under the direct command of the elected governor of the state. If it's not under the command of the governor it isn't a true militia. Just a bunch of armed thugs.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Might I humbly request- nay, IMPLORE that prior to responding in heat to a word or words that you may consider to have an emotional connotation, that you research the term used.

    I am a Virginian.

    "To be a Virginian, either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one's Mother's side, is an Introduction to any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign Country, and a Benediction from Above."

    The Virginia militia system as a compulsory service composed of the body of the people trained to arms as envisioned by George Mason remained intact until the end of the American Civil War. Reconstruction governments forced upon Virginia an all-volunteer militia system in opposition to Virginia's Bill of Rights. The militia became statutorily composed of the volunteer and the unorganized militia.

    In 1971, the Virginia Bill of Rights under Article I, Section 13, was changed to the following by popular vote:

    "That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power."
    The current Virginia Militia under Virginia Code § 44-1 states "The militia of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall consist of all able-bodied citizens of this Commonwealth and all other able-bodied persons resident in this Commonwealth who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, who are at least sixteen years of age and, except as hereinafter provided, not more than fifty-five years of age. The militia shall be divided into four classes, the National Guard, which includes the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard, the Virginia State Defense Force, the naval militia, and the unorganized militia."

    Permanent faculty members of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) are normally offered commissions in the naval or unorganized militia of Virginia. The Superintendent of VMI is normally a Lieutenant General of the unorganized Virginia militia unless he or she is a regular US military officer of higher rank. The corps of cadets also serves as cadet members of the unorganized militia. Staff members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets also may hold officer appointments in the Virginia Militia, unless they hold higher rank as active or retired US military officers.

    Alas, I am NOT a member of the Virginia Militia- I am disqualified on two counts- my age, and that I am a retired officer of the US Army. :p
     
  9. sniper762

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    as stated in the 2nd amendment........a well regulated militia......was nothing more than a formation of armed citizens who REGULATES themselves into a formidable defensive group..........necessary for a free state
     
  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  11. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    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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  12. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    I wish we still had a good horse cavalry.:D Private armies?:rolleyes:
     

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  13. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    -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.......:D
     
  14. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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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
     
  15. Milsurpshooter60

    Milsurpshooter60 New Member

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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.
     
  16. Jagermeister

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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? :D
     

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  17. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  18. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I suspect that if the Texas militia ever adopts a standard uniform, the shirts will be brown.
     
  19. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    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.
     
  20. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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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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