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.

Second Amendment

Organizations Supporting The Second Amendment

National Rifle Association of America

A major political force and America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights

Keep and Bear Arms

A grassroots movement of the people, by the people, and for the people. A call to action, a call for self-education, and a 21 gun salute to the many good men and women who fought and died to bring America into being. Helping lawful people maintain their abilities to protect themselves and the people they love effectively from anyone who would do them harm – through legal, private ownership and use of guns.


A no compromise pro-gun organization dedicated to defending and upholding the Constitution of the United States and its founding principles, philosophies and traditions.

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

The Common Sense Gun Lobby

Gun Owners Alliance

A no compromise Gun Lobby for the Nation

Yahoo Group: Gun Owners Alliance

Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership

America’s Most Aggressive Defender of Firearms Ownership

10th Cavalry Gun Club

Kenn Blanchard’s (mostly) black gun club

Gun Owners of America

The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington

Women & Guns

Women Against Gun Control

The Second Amendment is the Equal Rights Amendment

Armed Females of America

Pro-Gun Women on “Full Auto”

Liberty Belles

Putting the Second Amendment First

AWARE: Arming Women Against Rape & Endangerment

Effective self-protection for intelligent women who want help, not hype

Women’s Firearm Network

Providing Firearms Information to Women World Wide

The Pink Pistols

Armed Gays Don’t Get Bashed

Armed Pagan

A discussion list for Pagans (and anyone else) who believe in self defense and protection of their families

National Shooting Sports Foundation

…to promote a better understanding of, and a more active participation in, the shooting sports

Second Amendment Foundation Online

Dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, they carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.

The Law Enforcement Alliance of America

The nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice. Together, we fight for legislation at every level of government that reduces violent crime while preserving the rights of all citizens, particularly the right of self-defense. LEAA strives to keep political debate focused on criminal behavior and criminal punishment, and to communicate the shared opinion of the majority of law enforcement that gun control is not effective crime control.

Second Amendment Police Department

To provide a political voice for american Police Officers who believe in personal freedoms, liberty, and independence for ALL American citizens.

The Paul Revere Network

Encouraging and maintaining the tradition of cops as gun owners and a natural ally of those who prefer to live in a free society where cops trust citizens with their Constitutional Rights, and vice versa

Writings on the Second Amendment

Gun Control

An essay on gun control by Adam Rosenberg

Gun Facts

Gun Facts is designed to serve those defending the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Second Amendment in particular. The goal of Gun Facts is to give you a quick reference guide for composing arguments for debates, letters to editors, email to your representatives, and statements to the media.

Gun Control: Does It Help?

Well written article on the net results of gun control

2nd Amendment.net

From Marathon USA

Confirming “More Guns, Less Crime”

Stanford study on the effects of right-to-carry laws on crime


Gun control and second amendment issues


The Pulse of the Pro Rights Community

Black Man With A Gun

Kenn Blanchard

NFA and other gun law related info and cases

U.S. Court Of Appeals Fifth Circuit Decision In U.S. v. Emerson

Reaffirms That Second Amendment Protects Individual Right

A Primer on the Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Professor Nelson Lund, J.D., Ph.D. of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy

The Second Amendment In The Nineteenth Century

David B. Kopel in the BYU Law Review

Rational Basis Analysis of “Assault Weapon” Prohibition

David B. Kopel

The Right to Arms: Does the Constitution or the Predilection of Judges Reign?

Robert Dowlut

To Preserve Liberty – A Look At The Right To Keep And Bear Arms

Richard E. Gardiner

The Right of the People or the Power of the State Bearing Arms, Arming Militias, and the Second Amendment

Professor Stephen P. Halbrook in the Valparaiso Law Review

The Embarrassing Second Amendment

Sanford Levinson in the Yale Law Journal

A Right of the People

Professor Eugene Volokh in the California Political Review

Journals: Published academic scholarships on the Second Amendment

From Constitution.org

Second Class Citizenship And The Second Amendment In The District Of Columbia

Stephen P. Halbrook

Brief Supporting Appellee Of Amicus Curiae Academics For The Second Amendment

Amicus Brief In US v. Emerson

The Right To Keep And Bear Arms: A Right To Self-Defense Against Criminals And Despots

Robert Dowlut

The Jurisprudence Of The Second And Fourteenth Amendments

Stephen P. Halbrook in the George Mason Law Review

What The Framers Intended: A Linguistic Analysis Of The Right To Bear Arms

Stephen P. Halbrook in Law & Contemporary Problems

Historical Basis Of The Right To Keep And Bear Arms

David T. Hardy in a Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate

The Founders Constitution

University of Chicago

Attorney General Ashcroft & the Second Amendment

Dr. Stephen P. Halbrook’s Response To Violence Policy Center’s Meritless
and Specious Complaint Against Attorney General John Ashcroft

Upset gun owners set to dump Bush: Shooters angered with White House support for firearm ban

Jon Dougherty at WorldNet Daily

Firearms and Liberty

Nearly 15 megabytes of historical and contemporary online documents

Gun Control: White Man’s Law

Detroit resident General Laney is the founder and prime mover behind a little publicized organization known as the National Black Sportsman’s Association, often referred to as “the black gun lobby.” Laney pulls no punches when asked his opinion of gun control: “Gun control is really race control. People who embrace gun control are really racists in nature. All gun laws have been enacted to control certain classes of people, mainly black people, but the same laws used to control blacks are being used to disarm white people as well.”

Gun Control Facts

  • In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Germany established gun control in 1938. From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others, who were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million “educated” people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.