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INTRODUCTION

Saul Cornell

in A Well-Regulated Militia

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195147865
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788644 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0001
INTRODUCTION

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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

Chapter.  2412 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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