The Second Amendment to the Constitution: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
"During WWII, as it had done during the first World War, the United States Congress suspended all amateur radio operations. With most of the American amateur radio operators in the armed forces at this time, the US government created the War emergency radio service which would remain active through 1945. After the War the amateur radio service began operating again, with many hams converting war surplus radios, such as the ARC-5, to amateur use."
"(e) satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate;"
Originally posted by benrl
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by Avardan
C2 is no longer enough. Now it is C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, & Intelligence). Of course if the web and phone service is shut down, you'll still need C3I. All which are achievable in a SHTF situation, albiet slower flow of data back and forth.
Many States do have Militias that are regulated, but to be truthful, I don't see them staying to cohesive for to long. They would need National Guard support at a minimum.
Originally posted by ANNED
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
The only problem i have with this is the "under 45 years of age"
When this was written many men did not live long after age 45.
I am 62 and still can shoot better then when i was 20 and in the navy and i was on a navy shooting team.
Originally posted by tkwasny
According to the constitution the FedGov is supposed to provide weapons use training to every citizen.