The modern militia movement is a joke... The same people that convinced the easily persuadable that they should move to the Rogue river valley and dig bunkers for the coming nuclear winter, just changed the threat from starving city folks bent on stealing stock piles of k-rations into government thugs bent of stealing their freedom.... Remember friends don't let friends join militias.
+1. I still think that we, as gun owners, should refer to these clowns as paramilitaries
rather than militias.
The militia, as defined by the Constitution and other federal and state laws, is officially sanctioned and controlled by the states. Although a state may sanction a private group to be part of the state militia, a private group can't legitimately declare itself to be "The Militia"; the title is spurious, but there's no law against using it.