No Second-Guessing the Second Amendment
We present the true history of the Second Amendment, and why it's still relevant today.
By Robert Pew
December 17, 2014
In 1776, America’s Founders came together in Philadelphia to draw up a “Declaration of Independence,” ending political ties to Great Britain. Written by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration explains people’s rights and how people create governments:
WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness — That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.
In modern English: We don’t get our rights from the government
; we’re born
with those rights, and the government should protect them