Law and History Review, Vol. 25, p. 187, 2007
10 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2007
Argues that Churchill overstates his argument that wide-spread gun ownership inspired popular endorsement of private and individualistic conceptions of the Second Amendment right at its inception and during the early nineteenth century.
Keywords: Robert Churchill, Second Amendment, militia, militia census, Joseph Varnum, firearms
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Merkel, William G., Mandatory Gun Ownership, The Militia Census of 1806, and Background Assumptions Concerning the Early American Right to Arms: A Cautious Response to Robert Churchill. Law and History Review, Vol. 25, p. 187, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=959689