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The United States can be attacked, but it cannot be conquered. As the Japanese Admiral who led the attack on Pearl Harbor is often (mis)quoted, “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”

Yamamoto was correct:

Over the last two months, the eighth largest army in the world – more men under arms than Iran; more than France and Germany combined – deployed to the woods of a single American state [Wisconsin] to help keep the deer menace at bay.

But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who are in the woods of Pennsylvania this week. Michigan’s 700,000 hunters have now returned home. Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia, and it is literally the case that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

As TJIC observes:

The eight largest “army” can turn into the eight largest army relatively quickly, should the need arise.

And that is in surplus to the enlisted forces. And with intimate knowledge of their home territory. And with implicit support from the non-combatant population.

TJIC commenter ctd adds:

Every year the US Militia has 18,000,000 snipers engage in live-fire live-target war games, with each participant providing his own weapons, ammo, transport, camo, and other gear, practicing concealment and tracking in uncomfortable weather conditions, using their own ad-hoc organization with only the slightest government oversight and no funding. code name: “Deer Season”).

This force outnumbers the active forces of the largest military (China) by 9x, and is only outnumbered by Russia’s total military (including reserves and paramilitary). 

The Second Amendment affirms our power to unleash the mother of all insurgencies, if somehow an enemy was even able to establish a foothold on U.S. soil.

Or should some of the Several States have another disagreement with other States or the Federal government.

Homeland security starts and ends at home.