The Heat: Militias in the U.S.

The Heat

The Heat: Militias in the U.S.

An armed militia forcibly occupies a federal building in the U.S. state of Oregon raising questions about the role of militias in modern society.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The number of militias in the U.S. is on the rise along with a rise in anti-government sentiment. The 18th century founders of the United States considered militias a way for citizens to defend themselves from oppressive governments with large armies.

But are these armed groups still necessary? CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports.

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The Heat: Militias in the U.S. pt1

The Heat: Militias in the U.S. pt1

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The number of militias in the U.S. is on the rise along with a rise in anti-government sentiment. The 18th century founders of the United States considered militias a way for citizens to defend themselves from oppressive governments with large armies. But are these armed groups still necessary? CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports. To explain the role of militias: John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime” and former chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission.

To explain the role of militias:

  • John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime” and former chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission.

To discuss why U.S. militia groups are on the rise:

The Heat: Militias in the U.S. pt2

The Heat: Militias in the U.S. pt2

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The number of militias in the U.S. is on the rise along with a rise in anti-government sentiment. The 18th century founders of the United States considered militias a way for citizens to defend themselves from oppressive governments with large armies. But are these armed groups still necessary? To discuss why U.S. militia groups are on the rise: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Greg Vecchi is former chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit and a former FBI crisis and hostage negotiator.

  • Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
  • Greg Vecchi is former chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit and a former FBI crisis and hostage negotiator.

  • allen

    the part where you use the Southern Preposterous Lies Center for numbers on anything..is where you first go wrong.

    I can tell you that at least 10 of those “active groups” I created, personally, out of thin air. I made 10 yahoo profiles, and made 10 yahoo groups pages. I made each fake profile a member of each group, so each group has 10 fake people in it. then I populated each group’s calendar with likely sounding training events.

    each one of these fake groups are listed on on the SPLC website as “active”. this is proof that they not only don’t do any actual intelligence work, but they deliberately ignore any obvious red flags, even doing something as simple as cross-checking e-mail addresses.

    • allen

      of course, this is not to say there are more groups than the SPLC even has an idea about. we learned from the 1990’s. OPSEC beyond reality…4th generation warfare, and spider vs starfish are all principles that we have embraced. small teams, training on their own, with no knowledge of or contact with anyone else, are everywhere. I’m surprised every time I go to a rally. “you’re from WHERE? and you’ve been around for HOW long?” the answers, usually given reluctantly, are quite surprising. I know for a fact there are at least 3 teams operating out of portsmouth,NH right now that have no knowledge of each other…2 of which headquarter within 200 yards of each other! I’m sure this is not an isolated case.