Comment: Militia

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Militia

See the Militia Act of 1903 to come up to speed on what happened. Essentially, the Militia systems was 'retired' and replaced with a totally different type of system. In order to get rid of the militia system but not totally toss the 2nd amendment, certain civilians are considered part of the 'unorganized militia'. This unorganized militia is under no obligation to drill or train. Members of the unorganized militia are welcome to drill and train at their local rod and gun club. Rod and gun clubs should become affiliated with the NGO Civilian Marksmanship Program, which was also created as part of the reorg of the military in the early 20th century.

Basically, Americans got to the point where militia duty was a terrible inconvenience to them and they wanted to stop doing it. It was like 'Jury duty with push-ups' for most people. People were always looking for ways to get out of it. When FEDGOV announced that militia were not going to be particularly useful for its overseas imperialistic aims, the people didn't put up much resistance to the retirement of the old system.

Given the hundred+ years of history, we perhaps should re-think this. Imagine if we got rid of juries and jury duty altogether and what that would mean for due process?!? Losing the militia was perhaps worse than this.

Find local people who are interested and have everyone join the local rod and gun club, creating one if it doesn't exist. That is the first lawful step to re-asserting the militia system.