Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Statute of Northampton (1328)

Because their side keeps claiming a 1328 law should be used to interpret the right to keep and bear arms, please read for typos here.


The Statute of Northampton (1328) has been claimed as an ancient prohibition on civilians carrying deadly weapons in public. Analysis of its history, contemporary statutes, and subsequent interpretation reveals that the official translation was in error, and the Statute prohibited only the public wearing of armor, and even though only if likely to provoke fear.

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