Gun owners do not have to be connected to the military in any way, since the lawmakers thought that an organized militia is a must to preserve the state's security.
What does OM stand for?
OM stands for Organized Militia
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
See other definitions of OM
We have 38 other meanings of OM in our Acronym Attic
- Orbit Micro
- Orbital Module
- Orbiting Mirror
- Ordained Minister
- Orden Ministerial (Spanish)
- Order Management
- Order of Merit
- Organic Matter
- Organizational Maintenance
- Organizational Membership
Samples in periodicals archive:
He said an organized militia was necessary so that, in the emergency, church bells ringing, men would know where to go and what to do.
59 As the Court stated, "[a]lthough the militia consists of all able-bodied men, the federally organized militia may consist of a subset of them.
The LF was created in 1978 to assimilate armed wings of Christian parties into one organized militia.
The story of the organized militia in the air starts in the balloons of the Civil War; then individual Guardsmen in propelled flight in World War I; and, finally, authorized units in the troop list of the National Defense Act of 1920.
42) Consequently, the Militia Act proved unsuccessful in providing an effectively organized militia as militia performance was unreliable in the War of 1812, and the Civil War.
Supreme Court voiced the opinion that the Second Amendment grants an individual's right to bear arms without having served in an organized militia - a position gun owners believe would forever shield them from an outright loss of that right.
District of Columbia found that the Second Amendment's language did not involve just the possession and use of firearms in connection with service in organized militias, but rather extended to the personal possession of guns for private purposes like self-defense and hunting.