An ex-military man and I were talking about defending gun rights in the face of government tyranny. He considers all this “come and get ’em” talk regarding gun confiscation as nothing more than complete nonsense. “There’s only one way Americans can resist tyranny imposed by a highly armed and organized force: banding together into militias.” And then we discussed the Hutaree and the general quality of militia training. “It’s a joke,” he said. “They’re running around in tacticool gear and camo playing soldier. They need to learn about communications, command, logistics and then fighting tactics.” He insisted that a “proper” militia’s goal was not self-defense. “If it comes down to it, it’s going to be about liberating fellow Americans.” So, is he right? And would you pay this guy or some of his experienced cohorts cash money to organize, train and transform you and your buddies into an effective militia? Or is that crazy talk?