Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

WHY THE SECOND AMENDMENT?

Second Amendment of the U.S. ConstitutionAll this fuss about the Second Amendment and do we really know the genesis of this contentious amendment?

The Second Amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights which, in itself, became part of a much debated part of the Constitution.  This one particular amendment’s language was altered several times by the Constitutional delegates to emphasize the military context of the amendment and the role of the militia as a force to defend national sovereignty, quell insurrection and protect against tyranny.

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