By Cole Bower and Logan Parco
Defense is important to our country because 2,717,991 soldiers have died for the sake of freedom. On one time when our defense was broken was during the War of 1812, when the British captured Washington City and burned the White House and the Capitol Building. Before the Bill of Rights, the Constitution didn't say anything about the right to bear arms, so people could get their gun taken away because the Constitution didn't say anything about owning guns(but it didn't say anything about not owning guns, either). Then, the Congress created the Bill of Rights and the 2nd Amendment said:
"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."
Cole was in Gettysburg when this happened. He was next to Lutheran Theological Seminary, were one of the buglers was.