Why do we not have militia?Submitted by Ludwig M. on Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:20
Sometimes I hear liberals, neocons and such, make the argument that the 2nd amendment is only for militia in America. And while I disagree with their argument that it's only for that purpose, because the constitution never says that. It clearly was intended to be used for militia as well as hunting and home-defense.
So my question is, why is there no militia in America? What's the history of this and how did this evaporate from our culture?
More importantly, what's to stop me and other gun owners from declaring ourselves a militia here in my home-state of SC?