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THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS by Carl Bakal. 392 pages. McGraw-Hill. $6.95.

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

When the Founding Fathers wrote Article II of the Bill of Rights, they considered that the right to bear arms was eminently sensible for a sober people who had to tame a raw land with hundreds of perilous frontiers. The U.S. of 1966 has no marauding Redcoats or redskins, but it still has plenty of guns. Firearms can be bought by any kook...

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