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  •  hrm. where does it say that Joe Bubba and his (0+ / 0-)

    hunting rifle are part of any militia since we have both a standing Army and a National Guard?  Eligible for a draft - possibly - but how did that two part thing come into play?  Private "militias" should be illegal - see standing Army and National Guard.

     

    And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

    by Mortifyd on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:29:59 PM PST

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    •  The Militia Act of 1903 (3+ / 0-)
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      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/..._(United_States)

      The reserve militia[3] or unorganized militia, also created by the Militia Act of 1903 which presently consist of every able-bodied man of at least 17 and under 45 years of age who are not members of the National Guard or Naval Militia.(that is, anyone who would be eligible for a draft). Former members of the armed forces up to age 65 are also considered part of the "unorganized militia" per Sec 313 Title 32 of the US Code.[2]

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      According to US law, the militia has two components: the organized militia (the National Guard and Naval Militia) and the unorganized militia.

      I agree that private militias are not militias at all. Nothing prevents people from training in the highly unlikely event that the unorganized militia was called up, but the militia is not a private army with its own agenda.

      The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

      by A Citizen on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:30:37 AM PST

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