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20 January 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

When Emory University Professor Michael Bellesiles published a book about the history of guns in pre-Civil War America, he knew his conclusions might be unpopular. He didn't expect to provoke attacks from gun owners or to be besieged by fellow scholars. In his 2000 book Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture, Bellesiles contended the country's legendary gun ownership and use dating to colonial times is an invented tradition. He said they didn't become... (

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