Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by CaseyChadwell, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

    I have a question that may strike a cord or two with some of you, however, this is something that I find interesting and am a little on the fence about. Here goes...

    I read recently in my local paper a article about how militia members are on the rise. Apparently, because of the economy and all the hubub about Obama taking our guns, people are joining these militias by the groups. I have mixed feeling about this, and I guess my question is what are your thoughts and opinions on the matter of militias in the U.S.?

    Any information and opinions are welcomed. Thanks in advance.
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    As a conservative, a gun owner, a member of online firearm and other forums, I already wear a target on my back.

    I was in the service years ago and am too long in the tooth to go running around in the woods yelling Wolverines! I am also too old, grumpy and independent to take orders from some guerrilla wannabe. I'll take my chances solo, thank you very much.

    Did you get the idea that I think militias are a bad idea? I do. ;)

  3. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

    Yeah, I kinda noticed that...:D
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    Ahhhh, everything you said applies to me as well...
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

    I can handle my own, without a pack of fat wannabes or hatemongers.

    I'd also rather stay away from being involved with terrorist organizations. There is a right way and a wrong way to voice your disgust with the government. Spending your weekends making up plans for a revolution that you'll never carry through on doesn't help anything.
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire Active Member Supporter

    There was a guy who owned an army/navy store close to where I used to live. He was part of a militia and always tried to recruit me. I could never get excited about a bunch of wack jobs(this guy was one) running around in the hills, pretending it's "training"....It was a joke. In any fight they wouldn't have done anything more then spray bullets and be a danger to those around them. The only militia I would EVER concider joining would be the FTF militia....maybe...if I hadn't lost all my weapons in that dang fire.
  7. AmericanPatriot

    AmericanPatriot New Member

    The only militia I would EVER concider joining would be the FTF militia....maybe...if I hadn't lost all my weapons in that dang fire.[/QUOTE]
    I have noticed a lot of strange accidents involving guns and bullion over the last few months. One poor fellow lost all his silver and gold bullion and his guns in a "terrible boating accident" on Lake Superior, Mine was lost on my last trek to MT. Shasta. They all fell into a deep cravass never to be recovered.
    We really should be more careful;)

    edited for crappy spelling
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

    If people want to have a club of like-minded individuals, more power to them. I don't think i would fit in with most groups & would not pursue that end. As long as they aren't dangerous to any U.S. citizens or legal visitors, i have no problem with the herding tendencies of some people with unusual political viewpoints.

    My guns have not been lost and won't be, though i have thought OD green may not have been the easiest color to find in the woods.
  9. hindubandit

    hindubandit New Member

    It comforts me to see militias on the rise but at the same time, with power becomes responsibility. The big government is way more organized and they're growing by the herds with boys scouts.. a growing military.. this new civilian national force where youngsters serve a number of hours each year and it pays for a chunk of their college.... they have all these agencies who spy and infiltrate looking for ways to manipulate the militias, while the militias have good intention.

    I hope militias are smart and have mechanisms in place to thrive and be here for years to come, hopefully they won't be needed but I think they will seeing the state of the economy..

    Militias to me are American soldiers, ones we need at home while the government has our real military tied up on the offensive abroad.
  10. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

    Didn't anybody watch "The Postman"? "I invoke Law 7 of the rules of 8!"

    Those (militias) are the groups the rest of us will be up against should the SHTF and the regular military dissolve into the population.

    Not my thing!!
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  11. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

    You need to be your own "militia". When it comes to joining a random gang of random idiots, the net result will certainly be your subjugation to the will of the stupid.
    Bloods, Hell's Angels, MS13, and the Westboro Baptist Church are prime examples.
  12. Gus556

    Gus556 New Member

    I wouldnt/couldnt take orders from a person who spent the entire afternoon slammin red eye and acting like he eats nails and ****s razorblades.
    Most people I have encountered claiming to belong to a militia have been nothing more than armchair commandos that only know what the military channel says and couldnt work a gun under everyday conditions let alone in a "situation".
    An organized group of community oriented people working together to improve their neighborhood and work with local law enforcement to birddog potential threats and dangers is a good thing though. Such groups have been given the label of "malitias" by left wing media outlets because those who have guns and CCP's usually join these groups, not because of the gun but because gun owners are typically responsible patriotic Americans who want to better the neighborhoods they live in.
  13. Mark F

    Mark F Active Member Supporter

    No need, no want, no desire to associate with any militia. I lead... not follow.
  14. Hey-you-guys

    Hey-you-guys New Member

    My militia is going to be family and close friends who know how to fish, hunt, and keep calm, cool, and collected. So if SHTF, I'm hauling *** 100 miles west, constantly on the defense. These other militias do have the right idea, but some of them may just be looking for a fight. I'm glad that there are groups that are willing to defend their neighborhoods if there is a zombie attack though.
  15. Old Soldier

    Old Soldier New Member


    Folks I keep seeing the word Zombie come up often and I don't understand what is a Zombie???? Is this a catch word for some thing else?? PLease educate me:confused::confused:

  16. Wings-ofthe-Luftwaffe

    Wings-ofthe-Luftwaffe New Member

    Nope, Hey-you-guys is the not-official leader of the "no really guys, the zombies are gonna get you" fan club. when you hear him or any of the others say zombie they really mean half rotting drone left-overs of once humans coming after you in horde's. Maybe not so much in the conventional undead crawling from the grave type stuff, but (im assuming) the idea is sickness, plague, or some kind of virus (resident evil style if you're familiar) that will turn mass amounts of once normal people into blood thirsty crazed murderers that will pack up like wolves and prey upon the weak and unprepared.

    honestly if the SHTF for real, i imagine (even if people aren't zombie-fied) that the gangs of bandits and raiders that would pool together to loot those of us who decided to prepare would not be far from the zombies of the movies, shambling after you attempting to relieve you of your reserves and probably your life.
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  17. collegekid20

    collegekid20 New Member

    In todays world I really don't think we NEED militias. The so called militias of today usually comprise loners who are searching for a place in the world and think they can assert power through a gun and playing military. The only thing close to a militia I think anyone should ever consider joining would be a neighborhood watch. Serves the purpose of protecting your home/ neighborhood, get to work in a group of like minded individuals, and you don't NEED a gun for it. However, I do think people owe it to themselves and their loved ones to at least know how to properly use a firearm should they need to use one to protect themselves/family.
  18. shirt001

    shirt001 New Member

    I would not want to be involved with a militia for all of the reasons mentioned. I do think joining a group of friends and like minded people would be a smart thing to do. If the SHTF, I think defending a certain area would be a lot easier with numbers. I think going it alone, you will eventually be taken out if the gangs are sticking together and we are not.

    I am talking about a plan of friends that will meet and defend each other. I personally don't have such a plan, but would like to be part of a group of law abiding like minded people.

    Just a thought. We might find ourselves defending our homes against those crazy militia's someday.
  19. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    2 Militia's will I belong too. NRA and FTF. That is it.
  20. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

    Is there anyone here who has been in a militia? Not to offend anyone else on this thread, but most of the reasons people give for not joining are opinion or perspectives.

    I would also agree with most here that I wouldnt join, but I dont really know anyone in a militia. Lets face it, the militias we see in the public eye today are probably militias that arent the patriot version of sleeper cells. There is bound to be more then one type of militia out there. So Ill ask again, anyone here a member of a militia or a previous member?
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