Stokes County Militia

Educating Americans on the role of the modern day Militia

Mission Statement:

Educating Americans on the role of the modern day Militia. We are dedicated to eliminating the stereotypes that have tainted the patriot movement for the last two decades. We are dedicated to lawfully reconstructing a culture of civic responsibility by reorganizing readiness groups and militia networks. We intend to work to enjoin our legislators and Governors to enable our effort via statute.   We must make ourselves heard at the ballot box and then we must hold those elected accountable for their actions.   We believe that the will of the people needs to be returned to the forefront of legislative action.

The Militia stands ready to help the community in times of crisis.   We will assemble in the time of need, whether it is an act of God or an act of war we need to be prepared to fend for ourselves and to help our community.  The Militia is determined to stand firm against any attempt to disarm the people.  The Militia believes in community first.


What is the Militia?

"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."
— George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on
Ratification of the Constitution
, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788

 "Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People."
— Tench Coxe, 1788.


First gun control attempt in america

Remember the shot that was heard round the world?  We get a very abbreviated version of that in history class growing up, in fact I would love to know how it is taught in most classrooms today.  They probably figure out some way to blame America for the violence at Concord and Lexington.  I bet there are few if any teachers who put much emphasis on the fact that the British Army was, in fact, going to Lexington and Concord on that fateful April morning with intentions of disarming the local Militia.  And it was Militiamen who stood up to tyranny that day and thus triggered the birth of a Nation.  Is your weapon a collector's item?  Or is it a weapon that you will use like any real Patriot, to defend yourself and those you love?