to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” -The Second Amendment
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The primary goal of Modern Musket is to help change mainstream attitudes and perceptions of modern rifles while popularizing and solidifying a very simple philosophy. Once this philosophy is fully understood, if someone chooses to disagree, they either refuse to accept and understand the Second Amendment itself, or they simply wish it were abolished all together. First, it’s imperative we convey the true intent of the Second Amendment to everyone, especially our fellow gun owners. So to be clear, the Second Amendment was not included in the Bill of Rights for hunting, competition, or target shooting. These pleasurable sporting applications for our firearms are added benefits we enjoy today as a result of having our Second Amendment rights. The true intent of the Second Amendment is to guarantee the American people an effective means to defend their lives, loved ones, and liberty through the use of Arms.
When the Second Amendment was written and ratified, the musket and muzzle-loading rifle were the most common, modern long-arms of the time. Due to innovation and technological advancements, today we have a variety of firearms including modern rifles such as the increasingly popular AR-15. The Second Amendment clearly references, “Arms” within it’s text; meaning muskets in the late 18th Century, to rifles like the AR-15 today. Make no mistake; modern rifles are our modern day muskets. It all boils down to this one simple fact: Modern rifles such as the AR-15 are the EXACT Arms the Second Amendment is intended to protect.
With this all being said, how then can modern rifles be restricted and prohibited through gun control legislation such as so-called “assault weapons” bans? The answer is plain, they CAN’T! Without question, these laws are a direct violation of and infringement upon our Second Amendment rights. Even though there is and always will be a need for a well armed populace in a free country, the ability to purchase and possess modern rifles such as the AR-15 ultimately isn’t about “need," it’s our RIGHT. So as freedom loving, gun owning Americans, let’s unite and combat these unconstitutional laws and the politicians that pass them in order to preserve our liberty, and to preserve our right to keep and bear modern muskets.