“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.” – Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment II
When the founding fathers wrote the Constitution, their experiences under British rule taught them that the security of a people’s liberty required an armed and well-trained public. Their vision saw the American people take personal responsibility for their own safety, the safety of their fellow citizens, and their security against the tyrannical impulses of government. At 2ndVote, we share that same vision.
In a time of limited technology, the right to “keep and bear arms” meant that whatever armament taken up by the government should also be kept by the governed, thus ensuring equal advantage in a moment of tyranny. We at 2ndVote believe that the advancement of modern technology does not change this, but rather requires a higher standard of training, proficiency, and responsibility for American citizens. Furthermore, we believe that any limitation or restriction on the arms and equipment available to a free people is an affront to the Constitution.
Because of this, 2ndVote works to highlight corporate support for and against protecting that fundamental right. 2ndVote opposes corporate sponsorship for anti-2nd Amendment groups that encourage gun-control; and applaud those that stand for the right of lawful possession and carrying of a firearm, no matter the type. From the small business to large corporations, 2ndVote aims to promote those that contribute to a robust and healthy gun culture and the defense of the right that protects all other rights.
With private sector businesses and corporations rejecting the Second Amendment and refusing to do business with firearm retailers and manufacturers, the right to bear arms is facing threats from every side. Holding your dollars accountable and shopping your values is crucial, now more than ever. 2ndVote works hard to provide alternatives so that the consumer can trust that their dollar spent today is not used to erode their rights tomorrow.