Story on Jack Miller
Here it is, with the first photo I've seen of the appellee in US v. Miller. I should mention another good historical piece on him and the case, arguing that the district judge, while ruling in his favor, was setting him up to lose in the Supreme Court.
If you want to read my other posts on US v. Miller, just go to the archives, in the left margin, and there's a category for the case.
While we're at it, here's a transcription of the records in US v. Miller. It includes the government's brief, which (while not well organized) in places makes the same argument that DC makes in Heller:
"the right to keep and bear arms, guaranteed in both the Federal and State Constitutions, had its origin in the attachment of the people to the utilization as a protective force of a well-regulated militia..."
"the right secured by that Amendment to the people to keep and bear arms is not one which may be utilized for private purposes but only one which exists where the arms are borne in the militia or some other military organization provided for by law and intended for the protection of the state."
Hat tip to reader Jarard Killip.