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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

A WELL-REGULATED MILITIA

THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT

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(p.39) CHAPTER TWO A WELL-REGULATED MILITIA
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A Well-Regulated Militia
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0003

This chapter explores the development of a states's rights theory of the militia and the right to bear arms. Topics covered include debates during the Philadelphia convention, the right to bear arms becoming an issue, the Virginia ratification debates, the challenge of popular radicalism, and the Bill of Rights.

Keywords:   militia, right to bear arms, states' rights, Second Amendment, constitution, federalists, anti-federalists, Bill of Rights

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