Myself I think every state should have a sponsored militia of true patriots/vets and that is what the Founding Fathers planed to keep government from running a muck as it has now.
IMO,,,I wish that every state still did that,,we'd be in a much better place right now. There's no doubt there's people out there that are just a bunch of ding bats, but a true militia as set forth in the Constitution is a good thing and something that I feel should be seriously considered. The police and military can only do so much and if we all love this country as much as we profess to, it's still our responsibility, no matter how old we get. But that's just me still being "Gung Ho"after years of being out of the service,,I'll never change I guess.
Especially with all this NATO arms treaty BS still in the wings. It will be a COLD DAY IN HELL,, before I'll allow any blue helmets on the ground here in this country,,,old and decrepit or not !!!! I can still shoot well and I'll do what I can to defend the people of this country from invasion should my country need my help. And remember ,,,,
invasion can come in many forms, even from the home front. Don't doubt it for one minute!!!
That's why it's still necessary IMO !!! Maybe even more so now sense were not just guarding against the Brits.