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The Battle of Athens (August 2, 1946)

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. (United States Constitution, Second Amendment)

Have you ever wanted to better understand what it means to be a well-armed citizenry? What happened in the great State of Tennessee on August 2, 1946 gives great context to what, in my opinion, the founding fathers meant by a militia “being necessary to the security of a free State.”

Constitution.org provides two great links that help provide the background and timeline for this event:

The Battle of Athens (an overview)

Press on the Battle of Athens (replete with timeline)

There was also, apparently, a made-for-TV movie based on the event. The below YouTube video is based on that movie:

-Phil

phil [at] therightsideoflife [dot] com