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Tidbits from The American Rifleman, July 1927
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Tidbits from The American Rifleman, July 1927

I have mentioned previously that part of documenting the rise of Gun Culture 2.0 is an analysis of changes in the themes present in gun advertising over time. To that end, I have been collecting one randomly selected issue of The American Rifleman per year for the past 100 years. A bunch arrived recently. The … Continue reading

History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 4: Challenging the 1879 Ban
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History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 4: Challenging the 1879 Ban

In my previous post, I described the legislature’s 1879 ban on carrying concealed weapons in North Carolina. This law was subsequently challenged in court by L.R. Speller (State v. Speller 105 86 N.C. 697 [1882]). Speller was having a conflict with one Jenkins who had attempted to cut him with a razor. Both Speller and … Continue reading

History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 3: The 1879 Ban
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History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 3: The 1879 Ban

As noted yesterday, in its 1875 Constitutional Amendments, North Carolina gave its General Assembly the ability to enact “penal statutes against” the practice of carrying concealed weapons. Not surprisingly, having given themselves the Constitutional green light, it was not long before the North Carolina General Assembly did just that. In on July 1, 1879 it … Continue reading

History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 2: Anti-Concealed Carry Constitutional Amendment (1875)
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History of Concealed Carry in North Carolina, Part 2: Anti-Concealed Carry Constitutional Amendment (1875)

As discussed in my previous post, North Carolina’s 1868 convention modified the state’s constitutional language concerning the right to bear arms by incorporating language concerning a “well-regulated militia” from the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. In 1875, however, North Carolina Democrats (Conservatives) conspired to call another convention to roll back some … Continue reading