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Posted: 8/31/2005 8:48:06 AM EDT
Gah! I need this quick (I'm caught in an argument)

Is there any documentation or anything that shows that all able bodied males in the US are part of the militia. I'm CERTIAN there is, but this liberal douche on another forum insists there isn't.

Help a brother out

(note: this isn't an "interpretation of the 2nd ammendment" thing)
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:49:33 AM EDT
Google "militia act." There is a federal law that defines the categories of the militia. You are correct in that one category is all able bodied males between 17 and 45 I believe.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:53:29 AM EDT
Much appreciated.
Thanks a bunch
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:58:39 AM EDT
Not sure without looking, but Ill. state constitution says something like all able bodied men between 16 and 60 are "state militia". Again I'd have to look to be sure.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 11:41:55 PM EDT
It is covered in US law and most State constitutions mirror the federal law and some even go farther.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:12:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 12:13:24 AM EDT by Mauser101]
From the US Code


Subtitle A--General Military Law



Sec. 311. Militia: composition and classes

(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied
males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of
title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration
of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female
citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are--
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard
and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of
the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval


There are exemptions in Section 312 but I'm having a hard time pulling it up at that site.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:36:27 AM EDT
You called?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:07:24 AM EDT
§ 44-1. Composition of militia.

The militia of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall consist of all able-bodied citizens of this Commonwealth and all other able-bodied persons resident in this Commonwealth who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, who are at least sixteen years of age and, except as hereinafter provided, not more than fifty-five years of age. The militia shall be divided into four classes, the National Guard, which includes the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard, the Virginia State Defense Force, the naval militia, and the unorganized militia.

(1930, p. 948; 1942, p. 642; Michie Code 1942, § 2673(1); 1944, p. 24; 1958, c. 393; 1970, c. 662; 1973, c. 401; 1976, c. 399; 1979, c. 647; 1984, c. 765; 1989, c. 414.)

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