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.