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The Long Arc of Arms Regulation in Public: From Surety to Permitting, 1328–1928

Saul Cornell

Vol. 55

June 2022

Page 2545

This Article charts the six-century arc of arms regulation in public in the Anglo-American legal tradition. It summarizes existing historical scholarship, exposes historical flaws in gun rights activist writing pretending to be engaged in serious scholarly inquiry, including the dubious claims advanced in the many gun rights amicus briefs filed in Bruen, and presents new research crucial to understanding the history of gun regulation and enforcement.

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