Saturday, July 20, 2013

"Idaho militia revealed: Photo essay shows intense training and bonding of heavily armed group."

"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? It is feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." --Tench Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1788
"The girls, who learned to shoot large weapons, were among people from all walks of life, such as paramedics and firemen, postal workers and registered nurses are all militia members . . ."
There's those scary "large weapons" again.


Anonymous said...

Wasn't sure if you saw this or not... Update on the Reese trial.

David Forward said...

While I highly commend and encourage not only this group of folks for their dedication to training and their cause, but all such groups, most groups that I have either seen or, especially interacted with, desperately need to concentrate on improving their physical conditioning.

I offer that observation not as a snob seeing overweight people (I personally struggle with conditioning), but as a very necessary and vital component of preparedness.

Combat is not just about handling a gun well. The overwhelming need for endurance and the ability to move in order to fight and survive is paramount. It's just as, if not more, important to maintain one's own body and physical conditioning as is cleaning and maintaining your weapon. A dirty neglected weapon will fail under the stress of real field maneuvers and combat -- a poorly maintained body will fail much faster and get you killed quicker. As a last resort you can still use your rifle as a club in a fight. If your body gives out and you can't move you're shit outta luck (and life).

Anonymous said...

Another photo op gone bad.
Looks like they spend as much time at the donut shop as the cops do.

Holden McGroin said...

The girls were probably learning to handle 50 BMGs, RPGs, LAWs and AT2s in a secret area that the photographer couldn't see. That must be the 'large weapon' reference.

Anonymous said...

Within the site carrying the Reese update, there is a link to an article about impeaching Obama. It has a link to sign the petition to Congress

Please sign it. We HAVE to get this psychopathic murderer Impeached..if not imprisoned.