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Anybody in a militia?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by eazyrider, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. eazyrider

    eazyrider Member

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    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.
     
  2. Snowdog

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    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.
     
  3. eazyrider

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    Well that might be my answer.
     
  4. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
  7. Apple a Day

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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???
     
  10. Al Thompson

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    I'm not seeing this as applicable to THR's mission.
     
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