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It Takes a Militia: A Communitarian Case for Compulsory Arms Bearing

William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 5, pp. 185-214, 1996

22 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2007  

Glenn Harlan Reynolds

University of Tennessee College of Law

Brannon P. Denning

Samford University - Cumberland School of Law

Abstract

In this Essay, the authors demonstrate that Communitarians and militias actually have more in common than it might at first appear. Summarizing the Communitarian agenda, the authors note that Communitarians speak a language that would be readily understood by the Framers, who saw militias as an important vehicle through which civic virtue could be transmitted.

Keywords: reynolds, denning, second amendment, right to bear arms

Suggested Citation

Reynolds, Glenn Harlan and Denning, Brannon P., It Takes a Militia: A Communitarian Case for Compulsory Arms Bearing. William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 5, pp. 185-214, 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=959417

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