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[AFTERMATH] Lobby Day Richmond, Virginia Jan 20, 2020

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23 hours ago, Claw Hammer said:

 

 

Good luck most people rather talk a big game but when it comes to some level of fitness.  You will hear things like I dont run from a fight or I'll be your sniper.   

 

I struggle with it and back on track lost 10lbs and need to lose 25 more.

I can't run do to an attack by a man from behind while i was on duty as law enforcement officer. I train upper body and shoot a lot. I can't run but my horses can. 

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4 minutes ago, Russell Hodges said:

I can't run do to an attack by a man from behind while i was on duty as law enforcement officer. I train upper body and shoot a lot. I can't run but my horses can. 

 

 

 

It's not so much run..  but if your able body man or woman.  Its your duty to get into some basic shape.  You don't need to be navy seals fit.   However maybe not have the group party at a buffet.    I am not trying to knock anyone down.  I am working hard to get into better shape because I need it.  I don't want to let my team down.

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24 minutes ago, Claw Hammer said:

 

 

 

It's not so much run..  but if your able body man or woman.  Its your duty to get into some basic shape.  You don't need to be navy seals fit.   However maybe not have the group party at a buffet.    I am not trying to knock anyone down.  I am working hard to get into better shape because I need it.  I don't want to let my team down.

I'm in pretty good shape,I could stand to lose a few pounds. My upper body strength is above average. I'm crippled in my right leg. That only makes me have to think outside the box. Handling horses is hard work, especially young ones. They pull buk jump bite kick and anything else they want to do. 

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Cavalry -- I don't mean 'Air Cavalry'! -- hasn't been used in war for seventy years   ...  but ..... I can imagine a situation, a real SHTF situation, in which it becomes useful again. This would only be in such a situation of extreme social breakdown -- a 'Mad Max' scenario -- that most conventional wisdom would go out the window.   Horses as transport, pulling material, is more likely -- the Germans were still mainly non-mechanized in WWII and relied on horse transport. 

[ https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2016/01/14/war-machines-the-failure-of-german-mechanization-in-wwii/ ]

Better to do your scouting with drones, and have  helicopters and APC's to move infantry rapidly to where they're needed, but needs must.

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3 hours ago, Doug1943 said:

Cavalry -- I don't mean 'Air Cavalry'! -- hasn't been used in war for seventy years   ...  but ..... I can imagine a situation, a real SHTF situation, in which it becomes useful again. This would only be in such a situation of extreme social breakdown -- a 'Mad Max' scenario -- that most conventional wisdom would go out the window.   Horses as transport, pulling material, is more likely -- the Germans were still mainly non-mechanized in WWII and relied on horse transport. 

[ https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2016/01/14/war-machines-the-failure-of-german-mechanization-in-wwii/ ]

Better to do your scouting with drones, and have  helicopters and APC's to move infantry rapidly to where they're needed, but needs must.

And that's exactly what an attack to our state from with in or without would not expect. I can move through the woods with a horse a pack mule to build fence quieter than a four wheel drive. And go where there's very little path. I'm just saying you're not going to have a tank unless you steal one. I'll take my bug out bag and leave quiet and fast. 

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That's very interesting ...something I had not thought about.  And it raises a possibility ... I wonder if there are 'horsey people' who, perhaps at some point in the future, might be recruitable to a local militia mounted unit?  Horses   (i.e. mounted officers) are still used by some police forces to keep order at large demonstrations, and while I can't see local militias being called on to do that in the future, you never know.  In a situation where there is no electricity from the grid, and gasoline is very scarce, horses might suddenly become the transport method of choice.

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Regardless of the Rally the Demoncrats will still pass their gun control.  If they gave a damn about the people and what they thought then the 2A Sanctuary Counties would have been their wake up call.  But the Rally showed the people we are not the racist rambos they paint us as.  It showed them we can be trusted with firearms and are not a threat to them.  It showed the contrast of us and the leftists.  The leftists when they hold rallies are all about hatred, violence, division, and authoritarianism.  While we are the ones about individual freedom, working with others, doing things peacefully until another way is needed, and personal responsibility (they were even cleaning up stickers from off the pavement at the end of the Rally).  That will sway many people our direction when the leftists decide they need to start the fight.

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6 hours ago, Doug1943 said:

That's very interesting ...something I had not thought about.  And it raises a possibility ... I wonder if there are 'horsey people' who, perhaps at some point in the future, might be recruitable to a local militia mounted unit?  Horses   (i.e. mounted officers) are still used by some police forces to keep order at large demonstrations, and while I can't see local militias being called on to do that in the future, you never know.  In a situation where there is no electricity from the grid, and gasoline is very scarce, horses might suddenly become the transport method of choice.

I wish I could find a group that were interested in forming a Calvary of sorts. I love to train and it could come in handy.  I've trained about 15 horses for different things some for disabled people, some for hunters that want to shoot from the saddle .

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5 minutes ago, Russell Hodges said:

I wish I could find a group that were interested in forming a Calvary of sorts. I love to train and it could come in handy.  I've trained about 15 horses for different things some for disabled people, some for hunters that want to shoot from the saddle .

Actually, a group of militia horsemen might be a fantastic way to publicize the militia in your area. If you have a July 4th or Veterans Day or similar parade, and you had a dozen or so horsemen, carrying patriotic flags, etc... it would be great.  There are motorcycle militia groups, why not riders?  You could call yourself the Patriot Riders or something ... not necessarily 'militia', which at the moment still rouses suspicions in some people.

 

Another thing: my wife used to teach on something called 'Riding for the Disabled'.  I wonder if there is anything like that where you are, or something to teach youngsters, maybe from backgrounds where they could not afford a horse, to ride.

 

I think militia units need to think about having a 'community outreach' program, to help deal with the scary negative images of the MSM, and this might be one.

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51 minutes ago, Doug1943 said:

Actually, a group of militia horsemen might be a fantastic way to publicize the militia in your area. If you have a July 4th or Veterans Day or similar parade, and you had a dozen or so horsemen, carrying patriotic flags, etc... it would be great.  There are motorcycle militia groups, why not riders?  You could call yourself the Patriot Riders or something ... not necessarily 'militia', which at the moment still rouses suspicions in some people.

 

Another thing: my wife used to teach on something called 'Riding for the Disabled'.  I wonder if there is anything like that where you are, or something to teach youngsters, maybe from backgrounds where they could not afford a horse, to ride.

 

I think militia units need to think about having a 'community outreach' program, to help deal with the scary negative images of the MSM, and this might be one.

That's all good ideas I will check with a group called the rescue riders. They help in search and rescue in Greenbrier County could be a good place to start. Thanks!

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"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

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On 1/21/2020 at 8:54 PM, Russell Hodges said:

I can't run do to an attack by a man from behind while i was on duty as law enforcement officer. I train upper body and shoot a lot. I can't run but my horses can. 

My upper body strength is better than it has been in years due to the fact that I have to depend on these muscles to do most of whatever work at home that I have too. I'm totally and permanently disabled. I gave all I had in the line of duty except my life. But my life has been changed forever. TBI, seizures, headaches, lost some lower body muscle function. That doesn't make me any less of a patriot to my country. I can prepare, and I have. I would like to give my knowledge and skills as a mechanic for over 40 years,a college instructor in diesel and gas engines, electronics, electrical. And on top of that my training as an officer includes, yes range time. I was one of our sharp shooters on the s.w.a.t. team. I can't run now you know why. But I'm still useful to any militia that is established and can use my skill set.

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Still looks like they want the boogaloo to start in VA.  They didn't have the testicular fortitude to do it with over 100,000 armed patriots around so they are trying to do it after everyone went home.  This over hyped BS with Corona virus is meant to keep people at home so they don't have as many people willing to stand up and resist when they start things.

My response to the VA legislators is a quote from a very funny movie with a little personal addition:

"Come on Cletus, Come on!" if you think you have a chance of surviving what you want to happen.

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On 2/8/2020 at 5:16 PM, Russell Hodges said:

My upper body strength is better than it has been in years due to the fact that I have to depend on these muscles to do most of whatever work at home that I have too. I'm totally and permanently disabled. I gave all I had in the line of duty except my life. But my life has been changed forever. TBI, seizures, headaches, lost some lower body muscle function. That doesn't make me any less of a patriot to my country. I can prepare, and I have. I would like to give my knowledge and skills as a mechanic for over 40 years,a college instructor in diesel and gas engines, electronics, electrical. And on top of that my training as an officer includes, yes range time. I was one of our sharp shooters on the s.w.a.t. team. I can't run now you know why. But I'm still useful to any militia that is established and can use my skill set.

Your name is legion.

A professional military has a 'tail' as well as 'teeth'. It's a machine. Hollywood doesn't show the boring behind-the-scenes stuff, because it doesn't sell tickets. But it's there and it's vital.

If the militia movement ever gets beyond small handfuls of people who enjoy shooting, then it is going to have to develop a 'tail'.  200 men with rifles in 40 trucks are going to need a mechanic to keep them running, some cooks, some people who can repair a road, a comms section, a medical team.  The people in these support units do not have to be able to march 20 miles with a 20 kilo backpack. If a local militia unit takes the attitude that only the very fit are welcome, it will not be able to grow. This does not mean that unfit people are in the same section as fit people -- you can have 'reserves', 'support units', etc. 

 

And. ... even if someone is neither fit, nor possesses any particular specialist skills, but wants to be 'part of' a militia -- there should be a place for them, even if only in a 'Friends of the Militia' group.

The main war will be a political one to win the 'hearts and minds' of the American people, and if that is not done -- if the majority of the American people are not either friendly or neutral towards the militia

movement -- then the government of the day will retain democratic legitimacy, the military and police will obey them, and any conflict will be over before you can say 'jack rabbit'.

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