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  Section header   the James Madison Research Library and Information Center, the premier site on the Internet for researching and learning about America's first freedom, The Second Amendment, from a historical perspective and in an unbiased manner. Named in honor of our fourth president and author of the Bill of Rights, James Madison, this site is dedicated to educating not only NRA Members and their families but also freedom-loving people the world-over.

Here you will find many of the original, primary source documents as they were written by the Founding Fathers themselves, demonstrating their overwhelming belief that the average citizen should not be denied their individual right to keep and bear arms. You'll see how these wise men recognized that an armed citizenry represents the best way to fend off tyranny and oppression while preserving the freedoms and liberties that are so unique to our great nation. Additionally you'll find biographical information on our Founding Fathers, their insightful quotes, important court cases and much more.

Best of all, this is just the beginning. We plan to expand and update this site with new resources regularly. While we have gathered a large amount of knowledge and presented it to you in a world-class fashion, we know that we have only scratched the surface. The amount of historical information on the Second Amendment is vast, and converting it to digital format for the Internet is no easy task. The Second Amendment, "America’s first freedom," will be the cornerstone of this site just as it is to the Bill of Rights. But it is only one facet of the jewel of American freedom. Going forward, we plan to extend and enhance this website to cover the entire Bill of Rights.

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Wayne LaPierre
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National Rifle Association
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