Though, the standards we have today are alot different than what you would see back in those times. The average fighter was unskilled in soldiering, scared easily, was undisciplined, but could shoot a rifle somewhat competently. Though, on the battlefield, militia got their asses chewed up and spit out when they lined up against the skilled and disciplined red coats.
Upon the founding of our country, after winning our conflict against the British occupation, it was established that an organized militia was essential to the survival of our country. Also, this was supposed to be a method to safeguard our country from experiencing tyranny at the hands of our government. Militia are supposed to act as a military-esque resistance force. Funny how we are experiencing tyranny through gun bans and seizures, and yet people blindly follow this corrupt system with the idea that it makes them honorable and patriotic. Foolish to be voluntarily blind to this corruption, if you ask me.