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Short answer - There were no federal legal prohibitions against weapon ownership in 1789. Long answer. During that year the "United States" had at least 14 governments. For the first two months of the year, the territory was governed by the Articles of Confederation. I haven't reviewed all of the legal precedents under the AoC, but I'm willing to bet my ...


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The Chinese Communist party has, from its earliest establishment, made it a practice to carefully control weapons in its areas of control. In this respect it is not much different than most political and military movements that are attempting to gain control of a territory or overthrow a state. The degree of strictness the party authorities took with view ...


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The historical reason is simply that the US originated from an oppressed colony. Attempts to restrict guns were one of many ways the king attempted to keep the colonists under control. There is thus, an ingrained suspicion towards attempts to restrict guns. Even if greater availability of guns did lead to more crime, the people of the US felt that some ...



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