Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - Bill of Rights

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

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Our mission is to document the pivotal Second Amendment events that occurred in Frontier Mercersburg, and its environs, and to heighten awareness of the importance of these events in the founding of our Nation.

We are dedicated to the preservation of the place where the Second Amendment was "born" and to the proposition that the Second Amendment (the "right to bear arms") is the keystone of our Liberty and the Republic.

Friday, September 3, 2010

September 3, 1752 - The Day That Didn't Happen

JW Ross

In the midst of unrelenting attacks on the frontier and the Conococheague by maurading Indians, the British government and her colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar. To make the shift . . . September 3rd in 1752, and the next ten days, essentially, did not happen. Riots broke out in England and a few of the cities throughout the colonies as people thought the government had literally stolen eleven days.

Frontier areas like the Conococheague already in turmoil, reported little consternation and fewer disturbances.