Rumor vs Reality

Published September 8, 2020

Wisconsin state law says that any person who employs a militia for the protection of property and is not authorized by the state is guilty of a felony. As a minor resident of Illinois, the shooting suspect is not a member of any Wisconsin state militia. His actions were a direct violation of Wisconsin law.

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Are militias legal?

If they weren’t called up by the government, a militia is just a mob and has no authority. They cannot order you to do anything.