the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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Our monthly meetings are on the third Thursday of each month located at the Haberer Building at 47 Courthouse Lane, Rustburg VA 24588.
Our newcomers meeting is at 6:30 PM followed by our main meeting at 7PM
To train and empower individuals to a state of readiness and self reliance in order to be a force ready to help in any time of need, and to stand up for the rights and freedoms of everyone that calls Campbell County home. We seek to inspire patriots in Virginia and across the nation to form their own constitutional militias.
Campbell County Militia was formed on February 29th, 2020. Over 200 citizens answered the call to support the community where they live and work. On March 3rd, 2020 Campbell County Militia was officially recognized by the Board of Supervisors making them the first recognized Militia in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In order to achieve our vision, we conduct training to make individuals proficient in firearms use, medical treatment, emergency response, navigation, homesteading, and more. CCM is also politically involved to effect change in our community. Through these activities, we seek to create “immediate responders” throughout the populace and build the future leaders that will be critical in times of need.
"It is an historical, ideological, and philosophical point of emphasis that individual participation in the militia was perceived by the Founders to be a fundamental right. Participation ensured
that citizens understood and appreciated life and liberty and provided a constitutional counterpoise to standing armies by ensuring that the people would depend upon themselves for the national defense. It was this right to participate in the militia that many Freedmen veterans fought to obtain after the Civil War. It is well documented that Freedmen were generally excluded from service in the militia, and hoped to obtain the right to participate in the national defense alongside whites. John Bingham acknowledged this fact in an 1871 speech, stating that the Fourteenth Amendment ensured that "the right to bear arms for the Union and the Constitution was [no longer] abridged and prohibited by States laws." As Judge R.H. Dana, Jr. stated in an 1865 speech, "We have a right to demand that [Freedmen] shall bear arms as soldiers in the militia. Have we not?" Citing the Second Amendment as authority, Dana rationalized that because "Congress makes the [national] militia" it was within the national interest to "see to it that the emancipated slaves have the privilege, the dignity and the power of an arms-bearing population."
Patrick J Charles, "The 1792 National Militia Act, the Second Amendment, and Individual Militia Rights: A Legal and Historical Perspective," The Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy