Anybody in a militia?


February 4, 2013, 04:29 AM
I have been reading about them but for the most part their websites suck. I would be interested in training with them, having access to private ranges and just for camaraderie. I don't however want to talk about FEMA death camps and new world orders. I don't want to overthrow the government or make bombs. Basically I want a gun club with some additional training.

I guess what I am looking for is first hand general knowledge if anybody on here can provide it.

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February 4, 2013, 04:36 AM
I can tell you that with the exception of a few, most folks in a militia would never admit to it on a public forum.

February 4, 2013, 04:40 AM
Well that might be my answer.

Ragnar Danneskjold
February 4, 2013, 04:40 AM
Most organized militia movements are under some level of observation from law enforcement. If you're just looking for training, there are plenty of good schools and training centers around. If you can't go to one there are also videos such as Magpul's Dynamic Carbine/Pistol courses that you can learn a ton from. Get a few interested gun buddies together and watch the videos and follow along.

Personally I would just avoid militias for the fact that it can look bad if you end up being associated with them. I know probably 99% of the people in such movements are good people and they're just protecting our freedoms in ways they see fit. But that 1% of conspiracy theorists, racists, and violent subversives is just something I would never choose to be around. We can argue all day about whether a revolution of some sort is necessary, but the fact remains that in the current social atmosphere, being associated with those types is only bad. You can get just as much training and camaraderie from going to some shooting classes with a few buddies, with none of the political, legal, or social fallout. Sorry if that's not the answer you were looking for, but that's how I look at it.

February 4, 2013, 04:48 AM
I am not looking for any kind of answer, I just want to know about them. From what I was gathering from the websites they are groups of guys that get together and train. Training schools cost money, militias are free. But again if they are racist or conspiracy oriented then I pass.

February 4, 2013, 04:50 AM
You could also join some sort of official community or state organization like a State Guard, though not all of them train with firearms. In some states, they focus mainly on emergency relief and medical aid, which, while great, is not what you were looking for. Of course, you could always make a few friends there and convince them to train with you at a range...

Apple a Day
February 4, 2013, 06:02 AM
If you're a Virginia resident between the ages of 17 and 55 you are automatically in the state militia. After that you're considered an auxilliary
Research the gun clubs in your area. Join one. Chances are that they'll offer additional training classes right there or have a posting board where you can find local instructors.

February 4, 2013, 06:35 AM
I'm out of the US Unorganized Militia, having reached the age of 46. But, I am still in the State of Florida's, as there is no upper age cap.

Other than that, no.

February 4, 2013, 07:51 AM
A Libertarian-type ex-cop has followed the trend to date and noted that the Federal government has been portraying potential domestic terrorists as including such charachteristics:

•Expressions of libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
•Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership, holding a CCW permit)
•Survivalist literature (fictional books such as "Patriots" and "One Second After" are mentioned by name)
•Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
•Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)
•Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)
•Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government
•Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties
•Belief in a New World Order conspiracy

Remember that VA Hospital doctors started asking vets if they ever feel angry and whether they own a gun, and positive answers can have their arms confiscated and get them on the NICS list as being mentally incompetent with little opportunity of appeal. _ MattShlock

From another thread - but well stated.

Tea-Part Members, Oath Keepers and a host of others are now considered potential domestic terrorists by the left and some government watchdog groups. Do you think it would really be smart to link your name publicly to a militia???

Al Thompson
February 4, 2013, 09:11 AM
I'm not seeing this as applicable to THR's mission.

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