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U.S. v. Cruikshank (1876)

March 27

Mar 27, 1876
United States Supreme Court decision
U.S. v. Cruikshank

The #SCotUS rules that the Second Amendment does not guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms

The Second Amendment means no more than, the Right to Bear Arms shall not be infringed by Congress, and has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the National Government

The First Amendment right to assembly and the Second Amendment apply only to the federal government, not the people or the states

#2A #GunHistory

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