WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Most North Carolinians are militia members

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Since the beginnings of our military, soldiers were considered to be either a rifleman or a cook. The job of cook was relegated to those who couldn’t shoot a qualifying score or for other reasons couldn’t carry a rifle.

Currently, under N.C. General Statue 127A-7, most North Carolina residents over 17 years of age are considered to be part of the N.C. Unorganized Militia and at the direction of the governor are subject to be drafted.

This law is not outdated. It was actually updated by the General Assembly during the administration of Gov. Beverly Perdue.

We really need to be responsible with our firearms, maintain them in a safe manner and train with them frequently.

This must really be a thorn in the side of Ms. Deborah Baro. She has expressed her dislike of firearms on many occasions in The Wilson Times, most recently in the May 10 edition.

It’s good to know that even in today’s unorganized militia, there is a place in the kitchen for Ms Baro.

Chris Raper

Elm City

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