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The recent dearth of such activities--until the enactment this year of a major reform of federal firearms laws  --has led to a similar dearth of legal commentary. One school, which may be considered the "individual rights" approach, holds that the Second Amendment recognizes a right protecting individual citizens in the peaceful ownership of private firearms for their private purposes.
It will then formulate a proposed test intended to accommodate the purposes of the Framers to developments in weapons technology that have produced infantry weapons qualitatively more deadly than existed when the Bill of Rights was drafted. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: A Historical Perspective The development of the right to keep and bear arms in English and American law may best be analyzed by examining six periods.
The first can broadly be classified as the earliest history of the right, in which the concept of individual armament gradually became an accepted part of the English experience and part of the "rights of Englishmen. The third is the specifically American experience in keeping and bearing arms before and during our War of Independence.
The fourth is the period during which our Constitution was drafted, debated and verified; the fifth is that of the drafting and passage of the Bill of Rights. The final period of relevance consists of treatment of the right to keep and bear arms in early case law. Each of these periods will be examined in turn.
Early Common Law The concept that there is a relationship between individual ownership of weaponry and a unique status as "free Englishmen" antedates not only the invention of firearms but also the Norman-English legal system. The great English legal scholar, William Blackstone, attributed the development to Alfred the Great, asserting: The early militia, or Fyrd, can now be traced at least to A.
That flaw had lain in the concept that the duty of military service was owed, not necessarily to the national sovereign or government, but immediately to the individual who had granted land to the person rendering service.
Because the military duty ran with the land, determining who owed service and how many men he was obligated to provide soon became as complicated and easily disputed as a title question in the period before recording statutes. Further, it was possible that the same individual might owe military service to two individuals in conflict with each other, or that a major landholder would be able to call upon his subordinate tenants to fight with him against the king.
The Assize of Arms of strengthened the principle that every able bodied freeman was required to provide weapons according to the worth of his chattels and to serve the king at his own expense when summoned by the sheriff of his p.
Forcing serfs to obtain weapons was hardly in accord with feudal ideals! The longbow was an inexpensive weapon, suitable for mass armament of the commoners, but had sufficient power to pierce the armour of a feudal knight. InEdward I reaffirmed the earlier assizes and added the requirement that "anyone else who can afford them shall keep bows and arrows.
Several early enactments prohibited appearing before Parliament or the royal courts with force and arms.
In fact, consistent with the common law acceptance of widespread private armament, the royal courts construed the ban to apply only to the wearing of arms "accompanied with such circumstances as are apt to terrify the people," holding that on the other hand, "persons of quality are in no danger of offending against the statute by wearing common weapons.
First, the increasing prevalence of firearms led to neglect of longbow shooting, and, at least for the first half of the century, the longbow was still considered the more useful military weapon.
Second, the invention of the wheelock, which did not require a burning match for firing, p. On the Continent, the second consideration had already led to a wave of weapon regulation. The Emperor Maximillian I attempted to ban wheelock manufacture throughout the Holy Roman Empire in ; the French monarchy likewise imposed strict control upon manufacture and sale of firearms and ammunition.
On the other hand, at least while firearms were perceived as less deadly than the longbow, a case could be made for restricting their use on the same basis as other sporting activities that distracted from archery training. That is, firearm shooting might be restricted because firearms were not yet deadly enough.
InHenry VII had already limited shooting but not ownership of crossbows to those who held lands worth marks annual rental, but provided an exception for those who shot out of the house in lawful defense of their dwelling. Inthe "Acte for Shotyng in Crosbowes and Handgonnes" noted that notwithstanding the earlier laws "many wylfull and lyght disposed persons from tyme to tyme have attempted the breche or vyolacion of the same statutes.
Eight years later, a second enactment by the same name complained that "divers malicious and evil disposed persons" had not only violated the earlier laws but committed "shamefull murther, roberies, felonyes, ryotts, and routs with crosbowes, little short handguns, and little hagbutts.
Now it would apply only to possession of small firearms, below one yard overall length for some and three-quarters of a yard for others, and even this ban was subject to exemptions for residents of towns shooting at target ranges and in self-defense.
The bulk of England's Sixteenth-Century wars had been carried on without the militia, using largely vagabonds, beggars, and other persons "pressed" into service by local officials.
The reign of Elizabeth I saw an increased organization of the armed citizen army, complete with mandatory annual drills and target practice. The private armament of Englishmen was striking to foreign visitors.
Inthe French ambassador reported that "in Canturbury, and the other towns upon the road, I found every English subject in arms who was capable of serving.
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