A Well-Regulated Militia

Product Details:
Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (August 4, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0195341031
ISBN-13: 978-0195341034
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.7 x 6 inches
Price: $8

  Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some passionately assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. Now, in the first and only comprehensive history of this bitter controversy, Saul Cornell proves conclusively that both sides are wrong.
         A Well Regulated Militia not only restores the lost meaning of the original Second Amendment, but it provides a clear historical road map that charts how we have arrived at our current impasse over guns. For anyone interested in understanding the great American gun debate, this is a must read.