September 19, 2009, 12:24 PM
Is anyone seeing organized malitias pop up in their neighborhoods or communities? The only ones I'm aware of (so far) are in Idaho. I don't have much detail surrounding them but am curious how they are formed.
September 19, 2009, 12:32 PM
September 19, 2009, 01:10 PM
Just to add an important note to this thread, to those folks who may be new to guns or The High Road and don't have a strong understanding in the whole 'militia' thing - organized militias that are not controlled and led by the .gov are illegal.
10 USC section 311
"Section 311. Militia: composition and classes
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are -
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia."
Who is exempt?
"Section 312. Militia duty: exemptions
(a) The following persons are exempt from militia duty:
(1) The Vice President.
(2) The judicial and executive officers of the United States,
the several States and Territories, and Puerto Rico.
(3) Members of the armed forces, except members who are not on active duty.
(4) Customhouse clerks.
(5) Persons employed by the United States in the transmission of mail.
(6) Workmen employed in armories, arsenals, and naval shipyards of the United States.
(7) Pilots on navigable waters.
(8) Mariners in the sea service of a citizen of, or a merchant in, the United States.
(b) A person who claims exemption because of religious belief is exempt from militia duty in a combatant capacity, if the conscientious holding of that belief is established under such
regulations as the President may prescribe. However, such a person is not exempt from militia duty that the President determines to be noncombatant."
If you want to join an organized militia, you will need to check with your local and state government and see if they have any such program.
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