This is not a post calling for any kind of “gun Control”, so get that out of your head right now. I have come to the conclusion that in the current political environment it is not possible to have a rational and calm discussion on the subject. Instead I wish to make a proposal that just may help with the problem of ‘open carry’ & also ‘mass shootings’. Do take note, the only way these two subjects are related is they involve people and guns.
What I want to propose is a revival of the “Embodied Militia of the United States”. What I am suggesting is that everyone between the ages of 18 and 65 who owns any kind of ‘arms’ such as an assault rifle or used by any of our regular armed forces be required to enroll in the National, Embodied Militia of the United States or the State Militia in which they reside.
That sead Malita must require the following
1) Each member must attend one weekend, 16 hours, training every month. Such training will include the safe and effective use of the arms which has qualified them for membership is the militia. This shall be in addition to training and/or activities required by the State or National Government.
2) Each member shall be held responsible, at all times, for the safe use of theirs arms under either the National Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) for the “Embodied Militia of the United States” or in the case of State Militias any such military laws as seen as necessary and proper by the State. In cases where the State has no laws then the UCMJ shall be used.
3) At any such time that the Congress feels that a National Selective Service (aka Draft) is needed those members of the National or State militias that met the age, health, and other requirements shall be inducted before any none member person shall be inducted.