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Floyd County (Virginia) organizes militia muster call over potential new state gun laws
WSET ^ | 1/11/20 | Laura Taylor

Posted on 01/11/2020 5:21:20 PM PST by RealVirginia

FLOYD CO., Va. (WSET) -- Floyd County is responding to potential new state gun laws with a militia muster call.

The Unorganized Militia of Floyd County will muster at the Floyd County Recreational Park at noon on Saturday, January 18.

The group says the purpose of the call is to "preserve tranquility, peace and civil order" with a group of volunteers that will come together in case a full militia is needed to "defend the rights and liberties" of the residents of Floyd County.

(Excerpt) Read more at wset.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; floydcounty; militia; virginia
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1 posted on 01/11/2020 5:21:20 PM PST by RealVirginia
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To: RealVirginia

Shouldn’t Democrat fascists be pushed and opposed when they attempt to steal rights from law-abiding Americans? The only anti fascists are not on the left.


2 posted on 01/11/2020 5:32:04 PM PST by apoliticalone (Without freedom of speech we have no democracy and will lose all our freedoms.)
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To: RealVirginia
If you are over 55-years-old or you are not able to lawfully carry a firearm, you are encouraged to come and serve as support for the militia.

What the heck does that mean? I can't defend my rights because I'm over 55?

3 posted on 01/11/2020 5:32:15 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: RealVirginia

Floyd County, part of God’s country, situated in southwest VA just west of Roanoke and Franklin Counties.


4 posted on 01/11/2020 5:32:44 PM PST by Perseverando (Liberals, Progressives, Islamonazis, Statists, Commies, DemoKKKrats: It's a Godlessness disorder.)
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"If you are over 55-years-old or you are not able to lawfully carry a firearm, you are encouraged to come and serve as support for the militia."

WTF? The Minute Men were 18 - 60. I'm sure a lot of guys > 60 would be adequate militia men.
5 posted on 01/11/2020 5:32:52 PM PST by akalinin
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6 posted on 01/11/2020 5:35:05 PM PST by moovova
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I saw that. That sucks. I can shoot as well and keep up with most of them.


7 posted on 01/11/2020 5:36:12 PM PST by moovova
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To: RealVirginia

They better invest in video recording equipment when the FBI comes knocking.


8 posted on 01/11/2020 5:39:47 PM PST by Crucial
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To: RealVirginia

We should do that here in Colorado. The Governor here has his own private militia called the Colorado Mounted Rangers. Why can’t the honest folk have their own?


9 posted on 01/11/2020 5:40:30 PM PST by dljordan
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I am 68 and can consistently put my rounds were I want them to go.

Screw that.

Want servers? Go to a cafeteria.


10 posted on 01/11/2020 5:44:05 PM PST by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I’m a better shot now at 70 than I was at 55 simply because I practice more often and have better weapons.

I think what they are referring to is not the ability to defend, rather the physical ability needed to keep up with an organized unit. With that said, at 55 I had the physical capabilities to do so, at my current age not so much.

However someone like me would be excellent for guard or observation duties. As a combat vet, it’s already built into me to engage an enemy as opposed to running away.


11 posted on 01/11/2020 5:46:34 PM PST by redfreedom
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Virginia militia law may specify the age limits but doubt it prohibits older members. Active militia work is more than launching bullets with accuracy. We old guys could still be a force to be reckoned but some physical activity will grind you into the dirt and make you a liability.


12 posted on 01/11/2020 5:49:29 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: RealVirginia

My Great Grandfather was from Floyd county and died from injuries received fighting in CWI


13 posted on 01/11/2020 5:57:12 PM PST by virginia lurker
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I guarantee you a squad of pissed of militia men over 60 could set a trap that would inflict heavy damage on the enemy. Might not maneuver out of it intact but they would disrupt enemy ops for sometime.
14 posted on 01/11/2020 5:58:49 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: ChildOfThe60s
What the heck does that mean? I can't defend my rights because I'm over 55?

Composition of militia.

The militia of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall consist of all able-bodied residents of the Commonwealth who are citizens of the United States and all other able-bodied persons resident in the Commonwealth who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, who are at least 16 years of age and, except as hereinafter provided, not more than 55 years of age. The militia shall be divided into three classes: the National Guard, which includes the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard; the Virginia Defense Force; and the unorganized militia. (Code of Virginia, § 44-1.)

15 posted on 01/11/2020 6:11:56 PM PST by Petrosius
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To: mad_as_he$$

Us old farts could also run the POW camp and gallows.


16 posted on 01/11/2020 6:12:36 PM PST by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again. Bring back ASA.)
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To: RealVirginia

May be time for more Virginia counties to join West Virginia.


17 posted on 01/11/2020 6:15:57 PM PST by Midwesterner53
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To: RealVirginia

I am a member of the Maryland Eastern Shore Militia Ultimate Patriot

MESM up


18 posted on 01/11/2020 6:18:10 PM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world)
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To: moovova

Most of youngins are obese you will do fine


19 posted on 01/11/2020 6:19:24 PM PST by RomanSoldier19 (Game over, man! Game over! ; : rem ad triarios redisse is)
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To: Midwesterner53

...and maybe Western Maryland, if those folks were so inclined.


20 posted on 01/11/2020 6:20:54 PM PST by Mr Fuji
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