Monday, August 03, 2009

Do you live in Connecticut? Form your own private militia! 

Don't tell the liberals, but my cousin, the history blogger GreenmanTim has uncovered a Connecticut law that will make self-reliant men and women everywhere, well, green with envy:

Connecticut is, for New England, a more conservative State than most of the others: at any rate a lighter shade of blue. It also has legislation within its regulations that I would think would be the envy of any number of deep red states elsewhere in this great country of ours. Connecticut allows groups of five people or more to establish private military units.

CGS § 27-101 allows for the creation of private militias “for the purpose of drilling or maneuvering with firearms or other dangerous weapons…or for the purpose of giving or acquiring military training or experience." Given that this is Connecticut and not Idaho, those organizations taking advantage of this opportunity have tended to be black powder artillery units....

It is worth noting that this regiment is more than a reenactment unit. It can be called into service to defend the State, presumeably against a foe that would be intimidated by smoothbore muzzleloading artillery (and who wouldn't be?).

Blue on the outside, but red on the inside. That's Connecticut for you.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Aug 04, 12:06:00 AM:

Fine, but I need a solid contact to call so I can place a bribe with a Conn. member of Congress.
Have you got a member of Congress, his son, or law firm where I can "donate" $10,000 and be certain to get a million back?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Aug 04, 08:50:00 AM:

Can you help him with a mortgage or possibly a vacation house in Ireland? Can you arrange consulting fees for his wife? If so, then we can talk.  

By Blogger El Jefe Maximo, at Tue Aug 04, 11:02:00 AM:

So CT will be ready if Mass invades. . .  

By Anonymous Brickmuppet, at Tue Aug 04, 12:40:00 PM:

"Blue on the outside red on the inside..."
Just like a Fugate :)  

By Blogger "Mindles H. Dreck", at Thu Aug 06, 12:57:00 PM:

Tell Tim I'd be happy to join the Housatonic Minutemen with him. We should meet at the farmers market in West Cornwall on Saturday morning and send the local crunchies into a tizzy.  

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