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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy 220th Birthday, Second Amendment!

On December 15th, 1791, 220 years ago, The United States of America adopted the 2nd Amendment along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.

Early American settlers viewed the right to arms and/or the right to bear arms and/or state militias as important for one or more of these purposes:

 - deterring undemocratic government;

- repelling invasion;

- suppressing insurrection;

- facilitating a natural right of self-defense;

- participating in law enforcement;

- enabling the people to organize a militia system.

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