Skip to comments.Arizona bill to establish border security militia draws CSGV's fear and loathing
Posted on 02/29/2012 7:47:01 AM PST by marktwain
Arizona Senate Bill 1083, which would authorize and fund a volunteer "Special Missions Unit" state miliitia for emergencies and for patrolling the state's border with Mexico, was passed by the state Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this month. From the Arizona Republic:
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday narrowly passed a revised version of Senate Bill 1083, which would create and fund an Arizona Special Missions Unit.
If the bill passed, the unit would help secure the border and help local law enforcement pursue, detain and arrest those involved in "cross-border criminal activity," according to the bill's language.
The unit also would respond to natural disasters and search-and-recovery efforts.
One of the revisions referred to above removes the unit from under National Guard command, and puts it under a governor-appointed commander. That, apparently, is one of the provisions that has the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) in such a frenzy of anguished bleating. From their Facebook page:
The issue here is that this proposed militia would not be under the authority of both the state and federal government.
To CSGV, a state militia has no legitimacy unless it is under federal control. No, really--I'm not making that up. In fact, we talked about this before, when Montana was considering forming a militia:
A state-sanctioned group of volunteers equipped and trained to help during emergencies--sounds benign enough, doesn't it? Well, not to the CSGV. From the latest entry on their "Insurrectionist Timeline" (which begins with the Supreme Court's Heller ruling):
"February 4, 2011Montana Rep. Wendy Warburton (R-Havre) introduces legislation to allow state residents to organize armed units called 'home guards' that would answer to the governor and sheriffs during emergenices."
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“Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV)”
Wondered who these nuts were.
Guess Muslims aren’t the ONLY maniacs loose in America.
Make the organization a “Technical Auxillary Corp” that answers to the Governor via the State Attorney General & the county Sheriffs of the state . This makes the organization a law enforcement adjunct not a military unit . This allows for the tarring of the gun grabbers as being anti-civil government.