The Cochise County Militia’s founder and director Bill Davis is planning to form a “private military company” that would not work for money, according to Tim Steller of the Arizona Daily Star.
A volunteer, unpaid PMC is an oxymoron to me. PMC’s don’t work for free.
Now Davis and his colleagues are planning to offer “commercial military services” to border-area property holders. The volunteer militia’s paramilitary squad would work at the landowner’s request “providing security & trespasser interdiction” and would not shy from a confrontation, he wrote in an e-mail.
“We comply with any law possible and then some. But we’re not about to step aside anymore and let them through. We’re going to turn them around and send them back scared,” Davis said.
The squad would consist largely of U.S. military combat veterans, already a significant contingent of the group Davis formed in 2001, he said.
“They all have confirmed kills, from Vietnam or later on. They’re not wannabes who go out and buy a set of camos and go out in the woods with a rifle,” Davis said.
Confirmed kills my ass. Are they all snipers?
Send them back scared? Intimidation. Lawsuit. Wonder how many land owners are up for that liability? Didn’t Ranch Rescue fail?
Cochise County has a Sheriff Assist Team, but the CCM wants to be armed. Something tells me that Sheriff Dever knows all about the CCM, and has pretty good reasons for not deputizing and pinning stars on every one of them.
My advice to CCM would be change your name, delete your website, and operate individually or in small teams on the property of whatever landowners will have you.
Rhodesian Farmers Defensive Arrangements
9) Some farmers also hired soldiers on leave to guard their premises at night. Usually these were men looking for extra “beer” money. They were called Bright Lights, and often ended up in fire fights with the terrorists, where they came as a nasty surprise to the terrs when the latter were expecting a nice soft hit and run. Like all farmers in an area, Bright Lights would participate in the support of other farmers when the situation required.
I hope 30 years from now we’re not reading about The Rancher At War.
DANGER IN THE NIGHT
SOF STAFFER ON RHODESIAN NIGHT PATROL
By Darryl Tucker
Soldier of Fortune, August 1979