That is, technology has both advantages and disadvantages. I agree that technology has both its advantages and disadvantages but because I think that the benefits outweigh the consequences, I am a techno-optimist. I feel that technology is a great way to start or raise awareness about an issue; however, it is not the place to take action about an issue. Humans cannot completely depend on technology to fix problems because technology can only do so much and go so far.
Originally published as 9 Harv. For educational use only. The printed edition remains canonical. For citational use please obtain a back issue from William S. 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.
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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.Marxist analysis, international working class struggles & the fight for socialism.
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“Reflections” is a new category of posts aimed to engage discussion about broader issues in technology and ethics. Yale Law Journal; Civic Republicanism and the Citizen Militia: The Terrifying Second Amendment, by David C. Williams. Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy; Armed Citizens, Citizen Armies: Toward a Jurisprudence of the Second Amendment, by David T.
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