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A Well-Regulated MilitiaThe Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America$
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Saul Cornell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195147865

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.001.0001

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A Well-Regulated Militia

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the original meaning of the Second Amendment, tracing its history from the 18th history. It then considers the public debates over the right to bear arms.

Keywords:   Second Amendment, federalism, right to bear arms, guns, American history

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