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23 August 2002

Associated Press

ATLANTA — An Emory University professor and author of a disputed, prize-winning book about guns in America was placed on paid leave for the fall semester amid an investigation into possible academic fraud. Michael Bellesiles' "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture," received national attention for its contention that early Americans did not own or use firearms in great numbers. The book sparked fierce criticism from gun-rights advocates, and scholars... (GunPolicy.org)

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