Page 13 explains why the American militia differed from the English: all the men would be armed, and they elected their officers. Indian wars went on for 400 years, and there were wars with the French, Spanish, and Dutch empires. Hunting game was part of everyday life in America; game belonged to everyone. As noted in Aristotrle's 'Politics', armed citizens led to popular government in the colonies.
The Second Amendment, like the English Bill of Rights, rejected the idea of a collective right in favor of an individual right (p.32). Whenever the right of the people to keep and bear arms is prohibited, liberty is on the brink of destruction.
The book discusses many topics. Page 107 exposes the subtle lies put into the "Brady II" bill. By requiring a minimum weight for a pistol, and then restricting the number of cartridges in a magazine, it would outlaw almost all handguns. Page 111 tells how the Morton Grove Ill. ban on handguns originated as a way to keep out competition to an existing store! Page 118 tells how crime sky-rocketed after passage of the 1968 Gun Control Act. Guns are more common than swimming pools, but more drown in swimming pools than die in gun accidents (p.120).
"The Politics of Scaring the Public" (p.125) points out that TV news is always showing victims on TV, while most viewers may have never seen as much as a fistfight for years! The number of crime shows on TV may have resulted in the public's perception (not reality!) of polls reporting crime as the most important problem - or the feeling that there's too many lawyers!
What is the true effect of "gun control"? The worst homicide rates tend to be among the cities and states with the most restrictive laws; the states with no or few few gun laws (SD, VT) are the safest. The hidden agenda of the Gun Prohibitionists is to create more crime and violence in order to create a more oppressive society. Instead of a Reichstag fire, imagine a jumbo jet crashing into a Washington building?
Prior to 1977 Canada had almost no "gun control", and much lower homicide rate. After they severely restricted pistols, the Canadian homicide rate grew closer to the USA rate (p.247).
Stable societies with a fairly equitable distribution of wealth, and opportunities to advance, make a peaceful society (p.262). Nations with high homicide rates do not have these qualities. If you want America to be as peaceful as Sweden or Switzerland, you will need the same "gun control" laws as in these countries. The final chapter lists what must be done to reduce the crime rate. But the powerful special interests will prevent this from happening until more people unite to overcome these forces.
The book is nicely organized and is easy to read without being simplistic. It assumes a certain basic understanding of statistics, at least a middle-school level. Sources of quotes and numbers are well documented.