Reply To: Jefferson Quote Used In Pro-Gun Control Argument?


Jefferson’s Virginia required all men of military age to participate in regular militia musters (i.e., training). To those musters, every man who was not indigent must bring his own military weapon. He wanted all students at the University of Virginia to be regularly drilled in military science as well.

Has the time since Jefferson shown that disarming the population is conducive to prosperity?

I’d say “no.”