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David Powers, “Puritans and Gun Control”
June 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PURITANS AND GUN CONTROL
Done in conjunction with the Falmouth No Place For Hate alliance and the Falmouth Gun Buyback Program
How did guns fit into the culture which the earliest European settlers brought with them to New England, when Massachusetts was the “wild west” frontier on the continent of North America? Is there anything in 17th century firearms regulations which can inform the present controversies about guns, violence, and freedom?
In “Puritans and Gun Control,” David M. Powers explores the specific rules Massachusetts Puritans developed about guns in the early 1600s. His analysis offers some surprises, especially for those who may have assumed it was “every man for himself” in the old days.