Title

Musket Mythology

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

5-2014

Pages

85-87

Abstract

A look at the shortage of firearms in Revolutionary-era Maine. Today, the article reports, about four in ten people in the state own a gun. In 1770, it is estimated that there was about one gun for every twenty people. The myth of the armed minutemen and mass firearms ownership arose for a variety of reasons, the author suggests, including postwar political squabbles.

Subjects

Firearms

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