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21 July 1994
To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right 
by Joyce LeeMalcolm.
Harvard, 232 pp., £23.95, March 1994, 0 674 89306 9
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... like to have their own tanks or bazookas. Many would prefer a virtually complete ban on guns. Joyce Malcolm’s book reopens the question of the right to bear arms by pointing out that it was in origin English, and that the English had an unfettered right to arm themselves until 1920 (and, one should add, there was no statutory control over shotguns ...

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