I was responding to an individual perception of what constitutes an emergency dire enough to "call up" a local militia. In the scenario that was presented it really boils down to perception and how many will agree with a given position.
As far as which "side" I'm taking, I've stated that I support background checks for "private" sales, why should private sales not be subject to the same standards as a licensed dealer.
If you feel that this puts me on the wrong "side" then you'll not be surprized when I'm not among those who respond to the "call".
I expect a dire emergency would include the Feds attempting to take our guns away. No need for a "callup", as all it would take is agreement on a meeting place to form the militia ad hoc.(We don't need no stinking government involved).