The Statute of Northampton (1328) and Prohibitions on the Carrying of Arms
15 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2015 Last revised: 16 Mar 2016
Date Written: September 19, 2015
The Statute of Northampton (1328) has been claimed as an ancient prohibition on civilians carrying deadly weapons in public. Analysis of its history and subsequent interpretation reveals otherwise.
Keywords: constitutional history, firearms
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