To: Ideas at The Atlantic

I read “Don’t Forget the First Half of the Second Amendment” by Thomas P. Crocker with great interest. Please send me your Writer’s Guidelines and I will submit an article covering historical points expanding upon to Mr. Crocker’s piece.

My Ideas article will cover the history of well-regulated firearm ownership in America, including the various Militia Acts put into U.S. law, how the Efficiency in Militia Act of 1903 shaped the current Federal definition of what a militia actually is (not what the NRA says it is), the role of the National Guard in this, and what civilian gun owners are supposed to be doing to be truly well regulated.

For credentials, I’ve served with the U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Program for over two decades, have been the editor of American Gunsmith since 2009, and hold five Master/Distinguished national-level marksmanship classifications.

John M. Buol Jr.