January 29, 2007
REQUIRING GUN OWNERSHIP: My New York Times oped on the topic generated enough interest that I’ve put up this longer treatment of the subject: It Takes a Militia: A Communitarian Case for Compulsory Arms-Bearing. The piece notes that “communitarian” reasoning is arguably more supportive of requirements to own guns, and belong to a militia, than of gun control. Does this suggest that I support programs for “national service?” Not so much, and reading the piece will give you some idea of why. (Bumped).