Really, so these self formed militias=drug runners to you? What am I Missing zyph?
If I'm getting him right he's essentially saying that being a "militia" in and of itself doesn't give you any special rights or privledges to break the law. And that essentially it'd need to be authorized by the state to do any kind of "protective" activity, else it'd be running afouol of the laws and would be no different than a vigilante band.
right, and what inkling is it that this militia is purposed to do just that. if we are speaking in general terms, its moot point, as neither you or I could run afowl the law as individuals no more so than a militia....
Its an attempt to associate these folks with illegal activity I run sour on.
The cocaine point was just a simple use to go with ATF and drugs. Essentially that yes, you have a "right" perhaps to form a militia, but that right doesn't mean that militia would have the "right" to oppose the federal government attempting to exert its will...such as ATF raiding said militia for guns, drugs, etc.
did he not say that only the state had a right to form a militia?
Ultimately, from what I'm gathering, a "militia" not sponsored by the state has little real power to "resist" anything and even if they're sponsored by the state they're still subject to federal laws and would still be acting illegally if they stopped something from happening that was currently illegal federally.
However, that is why I think these guys are at least SEEMING to go about it the right way by trying to do this in conjunction with the state so they may actually be able to put to some official good rather than playing army man in some backwoods area.
Perhaps he should hire you as a spokesman then. What I got from him was, that states are the only legal authority to start a militia, and he doesn't car what the 2nd actually means....