During the 2016 election, the authors found an alarming amount of misinformation, quick blurbs, tweets, and memes that were shared across social media.  As “blue” citizens in a “red” state, the authors found that much of what they knew to be exaggerated or false to be readily accepted by their social-media friends.  Building on the premise of the 2nd Amendment which states, “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.”; the authors challenge that the true arms to bear are knowledge, effort, and the vote.

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