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Author: Patrick J. Charles

Division Chief, Studies and Interviews Division, Air Force Historical Research Agency, United States Air Force.  Independent historian.  Link to bio:

  • January 14, 2022
  • By Patrick J. Charles
Some Thoughts on Addressing Racist History in the Second Amendment Context

The claim that all gun control is inherently racist is relatively new. The claim grew to...

  • August 04, 2021
  • By Patrick J. Charles
A Historian’s Assessment of the Anti-Immigrant Narrative in NYSRPA v. Bruen

In the upcoming Supreme Court case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen...

  • April 16, 2021
  • By Patrick J. Charles
Judging the Ninth Circuit’s Use of History in Young v. Hawaii

Since the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its en banc decision in the...

  • April 08, 2020
  • By Patrick J. Charles
The Black Panthers, NRA, Ronald Reagan, Armed Extremists, and the Second Amendment

In 1967, California codified into law A.B 1591, otherwise known at the Mulford Act....