- Sep 28, 2010
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A states mi litia is that states police force and state guard, is it not?No one went to their State and asked them to "sponsor" them or even for permission to start a militia.
Correct, the States went to the people (aka property owning White males mostly) and said form a militia based on and trained according to the specification of Congress!
"To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
SECTION. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.constitutioncenter.org
You could consider them part of the State's militia, but the militia is not limited to that.
It's irrelevant since if you two brainiacs could read then you'd know militia is an explanation of the second and not a limit
A State can recognize a militia as part of it's organized militia, but the members of the Gun Clubs are simply Draft Fodder, like everyone else in the unorganized militia.