No Guarantee of a Gun

How and Why the Second Amendment Means Exactly What It Says

by John Massaro



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/3/2009

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781468529388
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 768
ISBN : 9781438990521

About the Book

            The information in this book proves by means of credible and irrefutable documentary evidence that the Supreme Court's decision on June 26, 2008, in District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that the Second Amendment protects the right of an individual to possess and carry weapons, was incorrect.  And the information in this book forms the foundation of what would have been the correct decision in that case.


            Second Amendment commentary and case law are incorrect.  But unfortunately, they are relied upon by today's scholars and jurists.  However, this book, written in “plain English” instead of the legalese that many persons find unappealing about books pertaining to legal subjects, takes the bold step of disproving these incorrect authorities on the most controversial and puzzling provision of the United States Constitution, and it meets that challenge.   


            While other books on the Second Amendment rely largely on incorrect commentary and case law, this book uses credible and irrefutable documentary evidence to uncover the substance of the Second Amendment.  By proving that Second Amendment commentary and case law are incorrect, this book will become both the preeminent treatise on the Second Amendment and a landmark book in the field of Constitutional law.  And while gun control has been a highly controversial issue for a long time, the debate on gun control has been improperly bifurcated into what is good public policy and what is Constitutional.  This book eliminates the Constitutional component of that debate so that the debate can be focused solely on what is good public policy. 


            Other books written on the Second Amendment propose incorrect theories or attempt to reconcile its two supposed “clauses”.  However, this book is the best book ever written on the Second Amendment because it does what no other book has ever done.  It uncovers, by means of documentary evidence instead of mere argument, the true meanings of the terms “A well regulated Militia”, “people”, “keep”, and “bear arms”. 

About the Author

            John Massaro has a bachelor of science degree in physical education and a juris doctorate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and a master of arts degree in liberal studies with an accent in health from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  His two main interests are football and public issues. 


            John is also the writer and the editor of, which provides perspective on public issues and sports.  His other books include The Total Home Workout and SUPER FACTS OF THE SUPER BOWL.


            His experience as a football coach includes four years as an assistant coach at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and tenures at Hauppauge High School, Harborfields High School, Newfield High School, Centereach High School, and Kings Park High School on Long Island. 


            In addition, John is a New York State-certified physical education and health teacher.  He taught physical education and health at Newfield High School and also worked for his family's manufacturing business.