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.


History of the Flintlock

Loading and Firing a Flintlock

Alan Gura on Gun Laws

Alan Gura: The High Stakes of the DC Gun Ban Case

Shades of Things to Come... Here

Charlton Heston - Right to Bear Arms

Loading a Flintlock

Brown Bess Musket