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The  Volunteer Militia exists by law under Amendment II of the United    States Constitution, U.S.C. 10- chapter. 13- section 311 and the   Tennessee State Constitution Article I- sections 24 and 26.  Our purpose  is to uphold the United States and Tennessee State  Constitutions,  defend against domestic enemies, execute and safeguard  the laws of the  Union, suppress insurrection and repel invasions. We  adhere to the  literal and original intent of the United States  Constitution and Bill  of Rights as put forth by the Founding Fathers  and hold those principle s inviolate. 

       We reject any philosophy of supremacy based on race,  religion or  gender    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." (Amendment Two, to the U.S. Constitution)  The popular  misconception that the Regular Armed Forces of the United  States are  somehow not a part of the militia, is fundamentally flawed  from the  first assumption. The Constitution provides no Armed Forces of  the  United States, other than that part of the Militia "Nationalized,"   (Regular Armed Forces), in the service of the United States! (Article   one, Section 8, Clause 16, U.S. Constitution).   

      Who and what is the militia?    What is: "the security of a free  state?"  The United States Supreme Court has defined the Militia in  clear and  unambiguous terms:  The Militia is all males physically  capable of acting for the common  defense age 17-45, expected to appear  bearing arms supplied by themselves, arms  of the kind in common use at  the time, part of the "ORDINARY MILITARY  EQUIPMENT." U.S. v Miller  (1939)  "All citizens capable of bearing arms constitute the reserve  Militia...  The States cannot, even laying the Constitutional provision  (Second  Amendment) out of view, prohibit THE PEOPLE from keeping and  bearing  arms." Presser v Illinois (1886).    The Militia Act of 1792,  REQUIRES: EVERY able-bodied male" to possess a  "MILITARY STYLE RIFLE,  FOR SELF DEFENSE, AND THE DEFENSE OF FREEDOM."  

US CODE TITLE 10  Militia:

Composition and classes:  

(a)  The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at  least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title  32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of  intention to become citizens of the United States and of female citizens  of the United States who are members of the National Guard.  

(b)  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.

 QUESTION:

What makes the militia different from the army?

-They are average citizens from all walks of life

-The authority for the militia is any threat to public safety or freedom. 

-Those active in militia are usually not bound for a fixed term of service, nor are they paid  for it. 

-Those  active in militia cannot expect arms, supplies, or officers to be  provided to them, they have to supply their ownselves.  No one has the  authority to order militia to surrender, disarm, or disband.

-They have to provide all of their own gear, out of their pocket.

-Freedom is their payment. 


 PREFACE

The  duty of the Militia in Tennessee is a defensive duty, to protect the  public when the National Guard and Tennessee Police are unable to do  so!  We will exist as back-up protection for the Tennessee public.


      YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST, BE ABLE TO OWN A  RIFLE LEGALLY, BE ABLE TO QUALIFY ON A RANGE WITH A RIFLE AND TRAIN AT  THE SCHEDULED INTERVALS EVERY MONTH  IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. THERE IS NO FEE TO ENTER 1ST TN RIFLES  UMIT., EXCEPT YOUR EQUIPMENT COST,  PREFERABLY YOU SHOULD ALREADY OWN A  RIFLE (MILITARY STYLE) AND AS NECESSARY A PISTOL OR YOU MUST BE ABLE TO  PURCHASE A RIFLE AT LEAST WITHIN 120 DAYS FROM JOINING INTO THE 1ST TN RIFLES UMIT.


 

QUESTION:
What makes the militia different from the army?


-They are average citizens from all walks of life

-The authority for the militia is any threat to public safety or freedom from enemies foreign or domestic. 

-Those active in militia are usually not bound for a fixed term of service, nor are they paid  for it. 

-Those  active in militia cannot expect arms, supplies, or officers to be  provided to them, they have to supply their own selves.  No one has the  authority to order militia to surrender, disarm, or disband.

-They have to provide all of their own gear, out of their pocket.

-Freedom is their payment. 


 

The  duty of the Militia in Tennessee is a defensive duty, to protect the  public when the National Guard and Tennessee Police are unable to do  so!  We will exist as back-up protection for the Tennessee public.



QUALIFICATIONS:


-BE BETWEEN 17 & 65


-YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST, FOR THOSE WHO ARE TO BE CONSIDERED FIRST LINE MATERIAL 


-BE ABLE TO OWN A  RIFLE AND HANDGUN LEGALLY.

 

-YOU MUST BE ABLE TO QUALIFY ON A RANGE WITH A RIFLE AND TRAIN AT  THE SCHEDULED INTERVALS EVERY MONTH  IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED, DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT ARE HUGE TO US.


 -THERE IS NO FEE TO ENTER 1ST TN RIFLES  UMIT, EXCEPT YOUR EQUIPMENT COST.


-WE DO ASK FOR A MONTHLY DUE, SO WE CAN OBTAIN THINGS THE UNIT NEEDS, ITS VERY LITTLE.


-PREFERABLY YOU SHOULD ALREADY OWN A  RIFLE (MILITARY STYLE) AND AS NECESSARY A PISTOL OR YOU MUST BE ABLE TO  PURCHASE A RIFLE AT LEAST WITHIN 120 DAYS FROM JOINING INTO THE 1ST TN RIFLES UMIT. 


-PURCHASE YOUR UNIFORM WITHIN 45 DAYS OF JOINING.

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