What is the Purpose of the Militia
- Assist our Local Communities
- By providing assistance during natural disasters
- Assisting Law enforcement and first responders
- Defend the laws of the Union (The Constitution)
- Being active in our own communities as private citizens
- Participating in our community events
- Assist in suppressing insurrections
- Upon the call from the governor, the 1MOV may assist in suppressing insurrections in accordance with the US and MO constitutional law as directed by the legal chain of command authority.
- Repel invasions
- Upon the call from the Governor, the 1MOV may assist in repelling invasions in accordance with the US and MO constitutional law as directed by the legal chain of command authority.
The authority, duty, and obligation of the citizens, acting as the militia, is clearly expressed in our Declaration of Independence. Together these provisions codify the natural rights of all citizens to the defense of self, family, and country.
“The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” -Thomas Jefferson
Are you a Political Action Group
or an Activist Organization?
A political action group is organized to promote an individual group of ideas.
While all of our members have ideas, they are not always the same.
ALL of our members are allowed to think and do what they see fit as private citizens.
Our Organization takes no side politically.
We do not express support for political candidates.
We promote the “Rule of Law”, and train to protect our communities in the event of a disaster, and to protect those rights outlined in the constitution for our families, friends, and communities.
Our organization trains to meet the readiness requirements of “unorganized” Militia as defined by laws. Our military orientation allows us to maintain discipline, and perform community services professionally and safely.
Our members may participate in both the militia and political action groups separately.
Members may not state support of the Militia in any instance regarding political stance, or support of candidates or representatives.
But, the militia prepares, trains, and equips as a response group in the fashion of Minutemen of Concord and Lexington for the defense of self and community.
Our organization has Written codes of conduct, Military style organizational structure, A distinctive uniform with identifiable unit patches and “logo’s”, A flexibly evolving training program, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). All these items are for the purpose of the defining ideal: A “well-regulated” Militia as stated in the Second Amendment.
Is the Militia Legal?
While there are many opinions regarding the legality of Militias, our organization adheres to the following ideas and concepts when describing our Militia.
The Militia is codified in the Missouri law and the US constitution.
Links are provided to the Library of Congress, and MO State Law
The “unorganized” or reserve militia is a legal and lawful part of the armed forces of this nation. It is an organization affirmed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution, US Constitutional laws, and California Law:
Title 10 Section 311 USC states:
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.
The Dick Act of 1903 HR 11,654 Section 1625 states:
Every able-bodied male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is of the age of eighteen years and under the age of forty-five years, shall be enrolled in the militia.
The National Defense Act of 1916, Pub.L. 64–85, 39 Stat. 166 SEC. 57:
COMPOSITION OF THE MILITIA
The militia of the United States shall consist of all able-bodied male citizens of the United States and all other able-bodied males who have or shall have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, who shall be more than eighteen years of age and, except as hereinafter provided, not more than forty-five years of age, and said militia shall be divided into three classes, the National Guard, the Naval Militia, and the Unorganized Militia.
There is no ambiguity regarding the “unorganized” militia. It is not the National Guard or the state “select” militia under the governor, or part of the “organized” armed forces of the federal government. It is literally the entire body of the armed citizenry.
Although the “unorganized” militia can be called up for lawful (Constitutional) purposes, it is not under the direct control of any state or political jurisdiction. It represents the authority and power of the people over the government and stands as the last defense of the citizens of this country against any domestic tyrants. Militias also do not need to wait until called for a natural disaster.