Corpus ID: 111792712

Colonial firearm regulation

  title={Colonial firearm regulation},
  author={Ce Cramer},
  journal={Journal on firearms and public policy},
  • Ce Cramer
  • Published 2004
  • Engineering
  • Journal on firearms and public policy
Recently published scholarship concerning the regulation of firearms in Colonial America claims that because Colonial governments distrusted the free population with guns, the laws required guns to be stored centrally, and were not generally allowed in private hands. According to this view, even those guns allowed in private hands were always considered the property of the government. This Article examines the laws of the American colonies and demonstrates that at least for the free population… Expand


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