A Call to Arms


A few weeks ago, Glenn Reynolds wrote an op-ed for the NY Times on mandatory gun ownership ("mandatory" here is more like localities encouraging gun ownership than forcing a rifle into someone's hands and dragging them to drill duty). It was a provocative piece, but his related academic paper is even more interesting. It explores the relationship between communitarianism and militias, and argues that the former ought to be more tolerant—or even embracing—of the latter.  Reynolds and co-autnor Brannon Denning provide some really interesting historical context to unite the two seemingly opposing traditions.