US presidential election: the poison of the militias

July 19, 2019 by No Comments


Philippe Boulet-Gercourt, correspondent for “Obs” in the United States, recounts in his campaign notebook the small and great moments of the presidential election of November 3, a high-risk election.

“Since a well-organized militia is necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to own and bear arms will not be violated. “ It has been decades since we in the United States, we are gnawing on this second amendment of the Constitution: what does it mean by “militias”, exactly?

The issue of militias has come back to the fore recently, with the discovery of a plot by one of them, the Wolverine Watchmen, to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. And the question reappears: what are these gangs, are they legal and how to fight them?

In the original sense, militias are groups of armed citizens, supported by the government, who come to reinforce the regular forces of order when necessary and when the government asks them to. The problem, of course, is that the current “militias”, numbering several hundred, are rather groups of extreme right-wing individuals operating without any governmental authority and whose actions are in violation of state laws prohibiting paramilitary activities.

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