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Arizona nor New Mexico has a State Defense Force.
In return for the increased Federal funding which the act made available, militia units were subject to inspection by Regular Army officers, and had to meet certain standards.
Originally posted by blood0fheroes
reply to post by grey580
I respectfully disagree. A militia does not need to be a large force, in fact I think smaller, more cohesive units would be more efficient. All that would be needed is an agreed upon structure, that could even be based around existing authority figures in the community. I think mercenary groups such as black water, are Exactly what our government WANTS us to call upon, thereby becoming reliant on "private security firms" when the one thing they fear the most is an intelligent, armed, cohesive, FREE people.
This is incredible! We seem to have the ability to "police" the world, yet we don't have the ability to protect our own border. I doubt that we don't have the ability so much as we don't want to stop the illegals from entering our country to benefit corporate interests. This is a sham.
The closed off area stretches 80 miles along the border and includes part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. It was closed in October 2006 "due to human safety concerns," the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday in response to news reports on the closure.
I fear that any action taken by citizens will only fuel the fires of the well publicized and imaginary domestic terror threat from American citizens who have had enough of their nonsense,