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Lecturer, History Department, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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The Sounds of Silence: An Examination of Local Legal Records Reveals Robust Historical Regulation of the Public Peace

Posted by and on August 18, 2023

This guest post does not necessarily represent the views of the Duke Center for Firearms Law. Many legal scholars and most courts implementing Bruen’s framework have approached early American law as if the statutory record constitutes the sum total of the founding era’s legal traditions.  Given that presumption, silences in the statutes become evidence of […]