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To Keep and Bear Arms The Origins of an Anglo-American Right

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ISBN-10: 0674893077

ISBN-13: 9780674893078

Edition: 1994

Authors: Joyce Lee Malcolm

List price: $32.50
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Joyce Malcolm illuminates the historical facts underlying the current passionate debate about gun-related violence, the Brady Bill, and the NRA, revealing the original meaning and intentions behind the individual right to "bear arms." few on either side of the Atlantic realize that this extraordinary, controversial, and least understood liberty was a direct legacy of English law. This book explains how the Englishmen's hazardous duty evolved into a right, and how it was transferred to America and transformed into the Second Amendment. Malcolm's story begins in turbulent seventeenth-century England. She shows why English subjects, led by the governing classes, decided that such a…    
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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Joyce Lee Malcolm is Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law.

A People Armed
Bearing Arms through War and Revolution
The Dissidents Disarmed
The Gentleman's Game
Enforcement of Arms Restrictions
James II and Control of Firearms
Arms for Their Defence: The Making of a "True, Ancient, and Indubitable Right"
The Second Amendment and the English Legacy Afterword