Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1874/Article 11

Article XI: Militia

Section 1: Organization of militia. Exemption authorized.

The freemen of this Commonwealth shall be armed, organized and disciplined for its defence when and in such manner as may be directed by law. The General Assembly shall provide for maintaining the militia by appropriations from the Treasury of the Commonwealth, and may exempt from military service persons having conscientious scruples against bearing arms.