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King County Black Horse Militia

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I am the new guy.

Started by BO. Last reply by BlackHorseMilitia Jan 24. 2 Replies

I would like to join Black Horse???Continue

Black Horse Militia last recruitment push for 2014

Started by BlackHorseMilitia. Last reply by BlackHorseMilitia Dec 8, 2014. 2 Replies

Ok so here is the last recruitment post for the year of 2014 as I posted it on my facebook page.It's the Holiday season and I pray that all of you have a great time with family and friends. I am…Continue

Black Horse Militia (King County) recruiting

Started by BlackHorseMilitia. Last reply by BO Apr 17, 2014. 5 Replies

Black Horse Militia is organizing and looking for others in the King County area who wants to meet up and talk.The goal is to organize asap, set up training of all kinds across the board and talk…Continue

Why Militia?? What other things could you be labeled as?

Started by PhunkyMunky. Last reply by None Mar 9, 2013. 14 Replies

Mentioning my support post.... Much of this can be solved by getting to know your local LE and City Council. It's a matter of how you present yourself. Many people/Agencies see Militia as a…Continue

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Comment by Robert H Sommer on April 1, 2012 at 2:57pm

I believe that our founders gave us the 2nd ammendment to allow us to protect ourselves from a Federal Government that has run amok. How can we have the leader of our country be Commander of our state militias?  We are assembled to prevent a federal government from getting out of hand. Not so???  

Comment by Robert H Sommer on April 1, 2012 at 2:55pm

The person says that like it on not, the president of the United States (POTUS), is the Commander and chief of all state militias.  The governor of the state of Washington is the commander and chief of the Washington State Militia.



Comment by Robert H Sommer on April 1, 2012 at 2:53pm

Not sure how to use Me

Not sure how to use this site yet. I disagree with whoever gave the info regarding what the WSM is or should be. He/she says thatMe



Comment by Terry Smith on April 1, 2012 at 2:02pm

Does it matter, Point Taken. Of the 28 members in the King Co. list I count six in Seattle, one in Lynnwood and one in Bellevue. That makes eight of us in the "10 miles or so" radius. In keeping with the local small unit s.o.p., so what's next. Do we want to meet-up ? If so, who knows of a pizza joint or ? that has a private room we can use. My car club used to meet at Alfy's Pizza in Lynnwood in the down stairs room. There are also booths on the main floor and group areas on the upper and lower floor. What do you say???

Comment by Terry Smith on April 1, 2012 at 12:50pm

Does it matter, What on earth made you think I said we should show up at some park in BDU's carrying rifles ??? I said that most of us would be armed (licensed concealed carry) wearing our everyday clothes. The object is NOT to get noticed. Jumping to such conclusions is non productive at best, inflammatory at worst. Please be careful of what you write.

Colonial Militias gathered for Drill (military training) once a month on the village Green weather permitting. They had their weapons and equipment inspected and then they spent a few hours doing whichever Drill (Norfork, 1764, Von Stueben), retired to the local public house for refreshments and then went home. Who were assigned to be "Minuet Men" was generally on a monthly rotation. This was the way of life for them. These people lived in tiny isolated communities and small towns, even Williamsburg Va., a large city, was only a mile long. There was no police force and only a few towns had a garrison of "Regulars" (British troops). Militia service was the norm for all able bodied males ages 16 to 60.

Fast forward 237 years, we live in large neighborhoods in huge cities in enormous states the likes of which colonials could not even conceive of. The militia requirement has been obsolete for over 150 years. The reputation of the citizen Militia has been savagely tarnished over the proceeding decades not to mention damage done by lunatic fringe groups like the Hutaree and government propaganda campaigns concerning Ruby Ridge and Waco.Needless to say gathering together on the village Green these days for drill would be problematic.

In the last few decades America has seen national disasters both natural and terrorist. Many, like us, are seeing that the need for the citizens militia has returned as our police and military will have more that enough to do when disaster strikes again.

When I was in the Army I was in a CH-7 Chinook unit, we would hear insults about our helicopters all the time till some unit needed supplies flown in or their sorry ass's flown out. Then we were heroes. The point is, that the public won't see a need for the militia till it's too late, then they'll be crying for help. Reestablishing the Honorable reputation, thus service in, the militia is necessary, despite what some may think, public opinion is important. Convincing the public that being prepared is important. 

I agree with Doc Bunny and Does it matter that small units in our home cities is the best plan for the time being. Small groups with members, say within 10 or so miles of each other gather once a month to get to know each other, share info and train with state wide meets once or twice a year. Small groups in close proximity make getting together much easier.

I'm not sure how to handle IFF (identify - friend or foe) because there is no standard for a militia uniform and wearing current Army issue or the incoming "MULTICAM" would make recondition difficult. The object being not to be confused with "Regular" Army or National Guard personnel. I wore woodland BDU when I was in the Army. It's easy to find, comes in many sizes, up to 5x, is far less expensive and more readily available than MULTICAM and matching packs and equipment are easy to find as well. Just look on ebay. Suggestions anyone ???

Comment by Jax on April 1, 2012 at 12:16pm
Before we can start training we need to get together. Meet up and get to know each other I am with you rydder and doc. We neet to me without arms and in civilian clothing and start there. Can I start looking for good mutual place may that has a room at a restaurant so we speak a bit more freely? I am sure there has to be someplace or a park with a covering but we would also need to reserve a covered area at the park with parks and rec before just grabbing a spot..... or so I understand. You guys have been here longer any suggestions wrights park is fine if that is where you want to meet. Also some ihops have private rooms and they are every where. Ok so that's my two cents :)
Comment by Doc Bunny on April 1, 2012 at 10:41am

It's more important that the multiple small groups all train to the same standard, and that they are prepared to interoperate with each other. Regional meets are nice and all but every one that I have been to shows me that there is no standard for interoperabilty between units. This is a recipe for disaster.We don't even have a standard for IFF. Fratracide is waiting to happen

Comment by Jax on March 31, 2012 at 8:37pm

I would love to go anyone of those events.. But I have to pick and choose. I am really interested in the Reolutionary war militia unit set up. Since I live in spanaway.. That would be great or the gun show too. Have not been to one in a long time. Could then come back here and join with yall. I would also be willing to meet somewhere in the middle between the two cities.. I will let you guys make the call since I am the one with the least amount knowledge as to what is needed. I will be around and do what ever I can to assist. If it is something I can help out with I will be more than happy to do so. Also a pot luck sounds good as well.


Comment by Terry Smith on March 31, 2012 at 5:02pm

I "google maps" Wright Park in Tacoma, there were comments about shady and homeless people in the park. I don't see that as a problem as most of us will be armed but if the local Constabulary patrol the park I would rather not attract their attention. Is there a different park, perhaps one less frequently visited by undesirables ? A small neighborhood park ? Unfortunately, carpooling isn't going to be practical as we are spread out all over the county. Regardless of outside venue, I can see weather being a problem until late June at least, possibly July. Whereas with the clubhouse, weather would not be an issue. Agreed, no date will work for everyone but with enough advanced notice I can do either.

Comment by Terry Smith on March 31, 2012 at 9:27am

Hi Cynthia, Yes that was me and my yellow Coronet which is now up for sale as I just don't have the time to do the restoration on it.

John's suggestion to use the clubhouse would be the most secure venue. Or perhaps the location of the gentleman that hosted the previous "BOB" meet up. As before, attendees could bring whatever equipment they wish to display in keeping with whatever the program will be. Doing a "show & tell" with our BOB's at the last meet-up was very informative.

Most of my saturday mornings & afternoons are taken for the next six or so weeks but that leaves most sundays open, so I was thinking...

Even though Spanaway would be a bit of a drive for those of us in the Seattle area here's a suggestion. The next W.A.C. gun show at the Puyallup Fair Grounds is April 28-29, everyone who is inclined could attend the show on saturday the 28th in the morning then head out to Spanaway for the meet-up in the afternoon ???

On a side note: My Revolutionary War colonial militia unit will be at Ft. Lewis on May 19th for Armed Forces Day. You all are invited to come see us if you're in the area. All the re-enactor camps will be located at the baseball stadium.


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