On Gun Laws, We Must Get the History Right


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October 21, 2015

The Battle of Culloden, the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising and part of a religious civil war in Britain, 1746

As restrictions on the right to carry guns in public are challenged in American courts, Stanford historian Priya Satia argues that a rigorous analysis of British history and law (as it is invoked by both sides) supports the right of governments to regulate gun ownership and use in the October 21, 2015 edition of Slate.

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