My thanks go to all those who allowed me to interview them for their valuable insights on the Heller case; to the Second Amendment; and to all the tricky and complicated historical, legal, and empirical issues surrounding the case and the debate over guns and gun regulation. My understanding would have been sadly deficient without the generous sharing of insights, information, observations, and stories. Of course, any remaining misunderstandings or errors are entirely my responsibility and not theirs.
Some of them did not wish to be named. The others are here thanked, in alphabetical order: Bob Barr, Alice Marie Beard, Kenn Blanchard, Jeff Bregman, Chris Cox, Richard Feldman, Todd Gaziano, Alan Gottlieb, Martin Green, Alan Gura, Stephen Halbrook, Andrew Hanson, Tracey Ambeau Hanson, David T. Hardy, Gene Healy, Dick Heller, Dennis Henigan, Matt Hughes, Joe Huffman, Gary Kleck, David Kopel, Robert Levy, George Lyon, Joyce Malcolm, Alan Morrison, Clark Neily, Peter Nickles, Tom Palmer, Gillian St. Lawrence, Laurence Tribe, Dane vonBreichenruchardt, and Dave Weigel.
Thanks also to Tim Lynch and David Boaz at the Cato Institute for recruiting me for this project and for all their helpful insights, guidance, and support along the way. Thanks to Cato intern Andre Havrylyshyn, who found needed sources and information with great speed and skill. Thanks to all my colleagues at Reason magazine for giving me the time and support necessary to get this book done; to Ivan Osorio and Nick Gillespie for their hospitality during my research visit to the District of Columbia; and to friends who gave needed advice, leads, and support as I researched and wrote this book: Jon Alloway, Tim Cavanaugh, Allison Glock, Tayler Jones, Michael Malice, Cameron McHenry, Alan Ridenour, Stephanie Sailor, Heather Schlegel, and Daniel Browning Smith. Thanks to Noah, Nina, and Adam of Abbot's Habit, home of the best coffee