They are not:
Full Definition of militia
- 1 a : a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency b : a body of citizens organized for military service
- 2 : the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service
Armed thugs is the more appropriate label, grifters at best.
Peaceful protesters do not walk around with guns.
Terrorists publish “ya’ll miss me when I’m gone in a hail of bullets/explosion” videos.
If they want to be called Militia send them to Iraq/Syria/Afghanistan, my guess would be that the screams “tah gubbmint is takin ma freeedumbs” would be deafening and they might even have a point. However MRA’s would save them having to use the postal service for handouts of food n stuff.
If they want to be called militia, conscript them, make em march up n down the square it would probably go something like this:
Never have I seen such a bunch of whiny pathetic losers gathered in one place.
You want to do something worthwhile for your country?
Nah, who am I kidding?
Pissing and moaning is your bread and butter, bunch of bone idle jackasses.
Would you call on this bunch to take out the trash? To avoid the whinging it would be quicker to do it yourself.