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    corvo, kraant, yoduuuh do or do not

    thanks for the info. with ahnult as my governor, i'm not sure whether that makes me feel more or less assured, but it's good to know all the same.

    surf putah, your friendly neighborhood central valley samizdat

    by wu ming on Wed Jul 25, 2007 at 09:47:40 PM PDT

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    •  Now here is something that will possibly push you (7+ / 0-)

      into the "less" assured part....

      If you are a male legal resident of the United States between the ages of 16 and 65 or a woman with prior military experience between a range of ages that escapes me at the moment; you can be called up.

      All the governor has to do is call up the unorganized militia and each and every mother luvin' male is required by law to show up, and they had better be carrying their rifle.

      Now that last part gets a bit tricky for me to understand from a legal stand point.  The laws have been altered a few times since the first militia act was passed and some of the aspects of the various ones may or may not have been altered by preceding ones.

      But at one time you were legally required to contact your State militia coordinator and find out what the States official "long" arm was and then purchase it.

      California had back when I lived there just switched to the M-14 as the "official" rifle and you could purchase a used one from Federal stocks for about $20.  But that is if you were a member of the organized militia.

      As I said the being able to call up the unorganized militia is where my brain gets bruised:  The governor can do it, but the militia act of '40 requires that all members of the militia be trained by the Federal government....  So there is a potential catch 22 in there.

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