King County

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King County Black Horse Militia

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Meet and Training

Started by Walt Filson. Last reply by John Lapham Apr 13, 2017. 9 Replies

I was in charge of the Minnesota Unit until I moved here to Washington last year.  We had a problem with getting together, never seemed to be able to find a time when it was good for everyone.  But…Continue

Black Horse Militia (BHM III%)

Started by BlackHorseMilitia. Last reply by BlackHorseMilitia Jan 20, 2017. 5 Replies

BHM III% is now recruiting in South King County. We are a active group looking for folks that will be dedicated to remaining active and stepping up into roles for the group. We are about prepping,…Continue

Meet and greet SSCDG GOLF

Started by Trevor HAWKINS Apr 5, 2015. 0 Replies

Meet and greet SSCDG Golf @ Denny'sThursday, April 9 at 7:00pm1246 Central Ave N Kent, WA 98032Continue

gun shop

Started by punisher. Last reply by Joshua Lambert Feb 9, 2015. 4 Replies

does anyone go to that gun shop in renton called pantel tactical?Continue

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Comment by Ken P Stok on April 1, 2012 at 9:18pm

Yeah I think we can save our pennies and run our own opfor. I for one have enough trouble saving up for ammo let alone some guys to train against/with

Comment by Terry Smith on April 1, 2012 at 5:17pm

Ken, patience grasshopper. Not everyone has been in  the military and understands how things work. 

Robert, Joint ops. with the Army comes under the "When Hell Freezes Over" category. Don't even go there. Yes, the Governor is in command of militia forces but as a leftist Democrat with no military service she neither wants nor needs the militia and has been and is actively doing her best to discourage the citizen militia as well as scuttle the Washington State Guard through zero funding.

Comment by Ken P Stok on April 1, 2012 at 3:18pm

Dear I Corp, was wondering if we can cross train with some of your soldiers for just in case scenarios. I realize you are busy training for deployments to Afghanistan and possible war with Iran but if there is spare time on your hand all we a re asking for is some soldiers and miles gear.

Comment by Robert H Sommer on April 1, 2012 at 3:03pm

Need to run.  Back later.. parting question... do we have links to JBLM or any other military units that could permit us to train on their facilities?

They should have Miles (LASER TAG) equipment and we could train against Army troops... friendly like.. Would be good to team up I think. Reduces complexity of finding a place to meet and train. May be able to get used equipment etc. Peace, bob


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

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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 :)

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