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The American Revolution against British Gun Control
Administrative and Regulatory Law News (2012)
  • David B Kopel
Abstract

This Article reviews the British gun control program that precipitated the American Revolution: the 1774 import ban on firearms and gunpowder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gunpowder; and the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events that changed a situation of political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment.

Keywords
  • American Revolution,
  • gun control,
  • gun confiscation
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
David B Kopel. "The American Revolution against British Gun Control" Administrative and Regulatory Law News Vol. 37 Iss. 4 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_kopel/44/