Written by Clayton Cramer
Finally got around to reading this book, & while a bit dry, Cramer does keep it fairly light & moving. Gun owners do owe the author some gratitude, for the number of endless hours he spent just in the research. Although he would likely settle on you purchasing a copy.
I'll have to say for years I pretty much "assumed" what is in the book, but now I "know".
In the years preceding the birth of our new nation, the country was pretty much awash in firearms, as it remained for many years. Being Armed is the American way, & Mr Cramer has provided excellent material to strength the debate on the Right to be armed. Recommended reading.