It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: ANNED
Many people misunderstand militia as used in the constitution and in the 2nd amendment.
In Article 1; section 8, clauses 15 and 16 of the Constitution is the power of the Organized militia – consisting of State militia forces; notably, the National Guard and Naval Militia.
The 2nd amendment covers the Unorganized militia – composing the Reserve Militia: every able-bodied man of at least 17 and under 45(maybe older since many people live longer then in the 1700s) years of age, not a member of the National Guard or Naval Militia.
Due to the time it took for news of a attack to reach the state and federal capitals many problems were taken care of by the Unorganized militia till help could come from the state and federal government.
And do not think it could not happen today.
If the US was hit by a EMP attack the Unorganized militia would be the only force out there for weeks or longer.
And it likely would be run by the local sheriff using retired cops, military veterans and CCW holders,
I got this from a rural calif sheriff who said these are people that he could VET without computer records and communication that would be lost in a EMP attack.