"Brian Doherty's Gun Control on Trial is to the Heller case what Richard Kluger's Simple Justice is to the Brown decision--an essential history made up of equal parts legal theory and personal struggle, presented in page-turning fashion."
Professor of Law, University of Tennessee
"The Supreme Court's Heller decision wasn't merely a political bombshell, it was an historic advance in the ongoing struggle to restore the first human right: the right to self-defense. Brian Doherty, a tireless intellectual sleuth, not only sheds light on the political and legal questions surrounding gun rights today, he lucidly puts them in their proper historical and philosophical context. This is required reading for those interested in, never mind committed to, the right to self-defense."
Contributing Editor, National Review
Author, Liberal Fascism
The book has some interesting bits of information but it is on the wordy side. Most of the points made could likely have been stated more succinctly.Published 19 months ago by Gary M. Fellner
I learned a lot. I don't own guns and probably will never own guns. But, I am a constitutionalist and I like strategy. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Pradeep Rajagopal
When an author is ideologically committed to a cause -- in this case, unfettered gun ownership -- the product is certain to be biased and incomplete. So it is with this book. Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by M. J. Wilkinson