Yet another trip in the time machine
Here's an OCR'd version (there may be typos) of my 1974 Chicago-Kent Law Review article on the Second Amendment. So far as I can see, it's the only online text of David T. Hardy, Of Arms and the Law, 51 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 62 (1974). By modern standards, it's quite limited. But it was a start.
How it got started is rather funny, viewed from the standpoint of 2010. I wrote the article, over a period of months, on the subject of how gun control did not work -- this became the second half of the article. My editor, Mark Collins, pointed out that this is a LAW review, and I really ought to have a section on legal issues ... how about the Second Amendment? I responded that there's nothing there -- it's something that relates to national guard units and State government. In 1974 that was the "received wisdom" of the day. He said I ought to look into it, anyway. I did and started finding some incredible stuff. Much followed from that.