Weapontake at Troynovant:
57th Ordnance Brigade patch shooting through and over the thicket of
weapons and martial arts;
men assembling with their arms,
gun rights and freedom of self-defense;
listed by Title

In addition to novels, stories, & films with characters employing traditional or exotic weaponry, we particularly are interested in works and reviews with ideas about weapons as a literary component, the nature of weapons (weapon lift and heft and throw-weight), martial techniques and purposes, or wapentake (taking up arms in the old sense). We find important those works discussing the relation of weapons to freedom and the philosophy of violence in self-defense, whether individualist, communitarian, patriotic, and so on.

Airbags & Gun Control S Farrell
AMA's Gun Policy
  Is the Cure Worse Than the Disease?
S Farrell

Bicycles & Guns
  CDC's Public Safety Double Standard
S Farrell
Blott on the Landscape Tom Sharpe RW Franson
Bone Is Pointed, The Arthur W. Upfield RW Franson

Custard Gun. The
  [Disney Ducks]
Carl Barks RW Franson
Custodians, The James H. Schmitz RW Franson

Die Hard John McTiernan / Bruce Willis RW Franson
Draw Your Gun at School? S Farrell

Firefly dvd series Joss Whedon RW Franson,
DH Franson

Gunpowder — Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics
  The History of the Explosive
  that Changed the World
Jack Kelly S Farrell

Horatius at Khazad-dum WH Stoddard

I Was Ejected from a Spaceship
  Atlas 10-B Orbits the Earth
  San Diego 1958
WR Franson

Junkyard Planet
  (The Cosmic Computer)
  (Graveyard of Dreams)
H. Beam Piper RW Franson

Land Ironclads, The H. G. Wells RW Franson
Lincoln and the Tools of War Robert V. Bruce RW Franson
Living in the Current Middle Ages
  Discover The Society for Creative Anachronism
S Farrell
Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen H. Beam Piper RW Franson

Malakand Field Force, The Story of the
  An Episode of Frontier War
Winston S. Churchill RW Franson
Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe, The Sydney Anglo WH Stoddard
Microwaves, Lasers & Glue
  The Non-Lethal Weapons Update
S Farrell

Reporters & Guns:
  1. Guns Aren't Psychic S Farrell
  2. Idiots Shouldn't Own Guns S Farrell

1632 Eric Flint RW Franson
Shells and Shooting Willy Ley RW Franson
Snow Dog Jim Kjelgaard RW Franson
Swords and Swordsmen Mike Loades S Farrell

Tale of Two Clocks, A James H. Schmitz RW Franson
True Lies Cameron / Schwarzenegger  RW Franson

Underwater Shooting
  Tests & Evaluations
Lenny Magill RW Franson

War Before Civilization Lawrence H. Keeley RW Franson
Watch the Sky James H. Schmitz RW Franson
Weapon Shop series A. E. van Vogt RW Franson
What's With These Apologies?
  Teaching Firearms as Useful Tools
KA Graham

[Gloucester's bedchamber and an adjoining room of state, Bury St. Edmunds.]

King Henry:

What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just;
And he but naked, locked up in steel,
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. ...

[Enter Suffolk and Warwick with their weapons drawn]

King Henry:

Why, how now lords? Your wrathful weapons drawn
Here in our presence? Dare you be so bold?

William Shakespeare
2 Henry VI, 3.2.232-239

J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum
Claremore, Oklahoma

Scott Kleinman's
Tolkien's Use of 'Weapontake':
a philological discussion of weapontake
in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

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