Table of Contents:
  • English tyranny versus American liberty : bearing arms in revolutionary America
  • A well regulated militia : the origins of the Second Amendment
  • "The true palladium of liberty" : federalists, Jeffersonians, and the Second Amendment
  • Militias, mobs, and murder : testing the limits of the right to bear arms
  • Rights, regulations, revolution : the antebellum debate over guns
  • Individual or collective right : the Fourteenth Amendment and the origins of the modern gun debate
  • A new paradigm for the Second Amendment.