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"All Tyranny NEEds to Gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. "

-Thomas Jefferson

"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?"
-- Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836

Stand for the Second was a student movement on 5/3/18 with walkouts at over 500 schools in nearly every state. Students around the country made their voices heard, saying that they support our constitution and oppose gun control. 

STAY TUNED: THE STUDENT MOVEMENT TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS IS NOT OVER. WE HAVE SOMETHING VERY EXCITING IN THE WORKS FOR CONSTITUTIONALLY MINDED STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. 

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OUR MESSAGE

WHO WE ARE

Founded by Will Riley, a high school senior from Carlsbad, New Mexico, Stand for the Second is a movement by students, for students who recognize the attack on our rights and future. We also know that our silence won't cut it anymore. 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe, as did the founders, that a well armed citizenry is necessary to the security of a free state. We reject the notion that liberty should be traded for security, for we know we will have neither. 

 
 

WHY WE FIGHT

We have not ignored the huge movement of our peers against these fundamental human rights and liberties, but the American people must know not all of our generation shares in the shortsighted destruction of our Constitution.

A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

Due to common inquiry on my legitimacy as a high school student, I have decided to take a bit of time to introduce myself. I am Will Riley, an 18 year old student of Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, New Mexico. I founded this movement of my own volition because I see the imminent threat for my generation's future posed by the attack on our Second Amendment Rights. I have always been involved in law and politics, serving as in intern on the Susana Martinez gubernatorial campaign, volunteering in the 2016 presidential election, and having the honor of being elected Governor of the 2017 New Mexico Boy's State. I have heard over 600 cases with the Eddy County Teen Court as a volunteer attorney, and in 2015 was named President of the New Mexico Teen Court Association Youth Council. In 2017, I was chosen in a statewide essay contest and competitive interview process to be a representative of the United States and New Mexico at the Model International Criminal Court in Krzyzowa, Poland.  Next year, I plan on attending either George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. There I will participate in their Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program. Thank you all for your support, and please continue to stand with me as I Stand for the Second.

Steadfastly, 

Will Riley



"Those who would sacrifice essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Benjamin Franklin

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