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."

Preservation and Proposition

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.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Media Silence Is Deafening - 2nd Amendment

By John Lott

Murder and violent crime rates were supposed to soar after the Supreme Court struck down gun control laws in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Politicians predicted disaster. "More handguns in the District of Columbia will only lead to more handgun violence," Washington’s Mayor Adrian Fenty warned the day the court made its decision.

Chicago’s Mayor Daley predicted that we would "go back to the Old West, you have a gun and I have a gun and we'll settle it in the streets . . . ."

The New York Times even editorialized this month about the Supreme Court's "unwise" decision that there is a right for people "to keep guns in the home."

But Armageddon never happened. Newly released data for Chicago shows that, as in Washington, murder and gun crime rates didn't rise after the bans were eliminated -- they plummeted. They have fallen much more than the national crime rate.

Not surprisingly, the national media have been completely silent about this news.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Second Amendment: A Legacy to Our Children

BY da Tagliare

There is a war raging right now in the United States concerning the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Our socialistic leaders are pushing harder and harder to outlaw all possession of all firearms by private citizens.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is even using the United Nations and their Small Arms Treaty to supersede the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. President Obama has also been outspoken about his desire to see stricter nationwide gun control laws passed supposedly to help prevent crime and we all know what a crock of manure that argument is.

In addition to writing your congressmen and senators and contributing to gun lobby groups such as the NRA, one of the other things you can do to help support the Second Amendment is to teach your children and grandchildren to shoot and respect a gun. Start them as young as possible.