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Author: Saul Cornell

Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, Fordham University.  Link to bio:

  • July 27, 2023
  • By Saul Cornell
Founding Fantasies vs. Historical Realities in the Second Amendment Debate

[This is a guest post that is part of a mini-series on the history of firearms and gun...

  • June 01, 2022
  • By Saul Cornell
The Myth of Non-enforcement of Gun Laws in Nineteenth Century America: Evidence vs Ideology in Second Amendment Scholarship

In his Bruen oral argument, former solicitor general Paul Clement erroneously claimed...

  • September 24, 2021
  • By Saul Cornell
Race, Regulation, and Reconstruction: Setting the Historical Record Straight

The complex relationship between firearms regulation and racial politics during...

  • December 20, 2019
  • By Saul Cornell
Guns and Lattes: Lethal Analogies and the Future of the Second Amendment

In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York, the...