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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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INDIVIDUAL OR COLLECTIVE RIGHT

INDIVIDUAL OR COLLECTIVE RIGHT

THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT AND THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN GUN DEBATE

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(p.167) CHAPTER 6 INDIVIDUAL OR COLLECTIVE RIGHT
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A Well-Regulated Militia
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the impact of the Civil War on the Second Amendment. Topics covered include the right to bear arms in the Reconstruction South, the Fourteenth Amendment, the rise and fall of Negro militias, the triumph of states' rights in U.S. v. Cruikshank, and the modern gun control debate.

Keywords:   Civil War, Second Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Reconstruction South, right to bear arms, gun control

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