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It is time for patriotic Americans to speak up for the need to protect
the entire Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

The goal of the Second Amendment is "security."

"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."

America's Founders knew the security of our free State could be threatened if people did not have the necessary firearms to participate in a well regulated militia.

If the Founders were here today, would they say our current proliferation of guns is making us more secure, or less?

Obviously, our security can also be threatened by too many guns. Therefore, to ensure our security, a balance must be achieved between not enough and too many guns, i.e., "well regulated."

What did George Washington mean by "well regulated"?

General Washington in command of his troops

    General George Washington:
  • "The distinction between a well regulated Army, and a Mob, is the good order and discipline of the first, and the licentious and disorderly behaviour of the latter." (August 25, 1776)

  • "The irregular and disjointed State of the Militia of this Province, makes it necessary for me to inform you... your first object should be a well regulated Militia Law." (January 24, 1777)

  • "For want of proper Laws in the Southern Governments, their Militia were never well regulated; and since the late Troubles, in which the Old Governments have been unhinged, and new ones not yet firmly established, the people have adopted a mode of thinking and Acting for themselves." (March 6, 1777)

  • "The Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency, for these purposes they ought to be duly organized into Commands of the same formation... By keeping up in Peace 'a well regulated, and disciplined Militia,' we shall take the fairest and best method to preserve, for a long time to come, the happiness, dignity and Independence of our Country." (May 1, 1783)
    President George Washington:
  • "The devising and establishing of a well regulated militia, would be a genuine source of legislative honor... carrying to its full energy the power of organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia; and thus providing, in the language of the constitution, for calling them forth to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions." (Address to Congress, November 19, 1794)

According to the Father of Our Country, "well regulated" means ordered and disciplined – not irregular and disjointed, which describes the poorly regulated situation today that has led to the proliferation of guns threatening the security of many Americans.

It is time for patriotic Americans to speak up for the need to protect
the entire Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

George Washington's comments on the federal debate
over a new Constitution are also relevant to issues facing us today.