Thursday, March 06, 2003

An 'expert' on terrorism gives a lecture to Minnesota LEO's on possibly dangerous groups in the state.

"Chandler said there are a number of militia movement groups in the state that are extremely strong, especially outstate. He said one group met with the FBI and gave the agency information about its weapons. He said the group told the FBI that when things go bad in Minnesota, the FBI is welcome to join with them."

I wonder if the 'expert' on terror ever read this:

10 U.S.C. § 311 (enacted 1956, amended 1958).
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and . . . 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 Militia.

Assuming Capt. Chandler is under 45 then he'd have to put himself on that list as he would qualify as a member of a 'militia'.

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