The militia movement began as a reaction to the gun grabbers. The usual suspects were arguing that the "well regulated militia" clause in the 2nd Amendment meant there was no individual right to own guns, you had to be part of a state militia to have a gun. So some guys who wanted to keep their guns decided to form some well regulated militias, and thus keep their right to bear arms. Of course the reaction from the gun grabbers was to use these dangerous, right wing newly formed militias themselves as the reason the government had to take away our guns.
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