In this article, David W. Brown makes a compelling case for the efforts undertaken by the Framers of the US Constitution, specifically, the 2nd Ammendment in the Bill of Rights. This bill empowers the people of these United States and protect from the over reach of a federal government.
The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription
Note: The following text is a transcription of the Constitution as it was inscribed by Jacob Shallus on parchment (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) Items that are hyperlinked have since been amended or superseded. The authenticated text of the Constitution can be found on the website of the Government Printing Office.