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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 11:20 AM

1. Unregulated militias almost always end terribly.

Even in 1775 militias were regulated, and mostly created by their state or the Continental Army. The “unregulated militia” (everyone else) did not run around with rifles, or play dress up.

Now, “unregulated militia” has taken to mean meth-head thugs, white supremacists, Libertarian terrorists, and Nazis getting together to play soldier on the weekend. Giving them any sort of authority would be disastrous, as they would almost instantly start committing war crimes and systematic genocide. I wouldn’t trust these people to guard a vacant Burger King, let alone a human life.

A 17 year is not trained to be in that situation. He, and all the other “militiamen” would commit the atrocities above at the drop of a hat. My nightmare is a red state deputizing these people. Like any militia, and without oversight, they would treat a city as their own personal playground.

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