Here are some more good articles and studies. Some of them were referred to in other threads, and I tried to credit them appropriately when I could locate where they were. Some good stuff here.
THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS: REPORT OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, UNITED STATES SENATE, NINETY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, FEBRUARY 1982
A copiously annotated legal history of the Second Amendment.
WHETHER THE SECOND AMENDMENT SECURES AN INDIVIDUAL RIGHT The Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias. MEMORANDUM OPINION FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, August 24, 2004
Another well documented examination of the right codified by the S.A.
This provides reports of defensive gun uses across the US, or by state (via the available pull-down). It isn't comprehensive, but it is illustrative.
From “Very good article on AWB written by a Democrat!” , opened by stormin1155
Well written essay by a self-professed Democrat
posted by Al Norris
Well written essay by a well-respected firearms and tactics instructor
posted by Al Norris
A “fairly well balanced” argument from a professed liberal. (And Al, he does actually mention the S.A., about 7 or 8 paragraphs from the end of the article.
Article pointing out that some of the loudest Democratic critics of armed security in schools today were in fact for it when it was proposed by Clinton in 1995.
The comprehensive literature review published by the CDC, October 3, 2003.
“The Task Force found insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of any of the firearms laws or combinations of laws reviewed on violent outcomes. (Note that insufficient evidence to determine effectiveness should not be interpreted as evidence of ineffectiveness.)”
Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994-2003, Koper, et al, July 2004, DOJ
The DOJ assesses the effect of the Clinton AWB.
"Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence" by Don Kates and Gary Mauser. Harvard J Law Public Policy 2003; 30:649-694.
Harvard study that reveals there is no correlation between the numbers of firearms in a society and the violence in that society.
“Guns, Truth, Medicine, and the Constitution” by Jacob Deakins, M.D.
Good source for further reading, this article describes and debunks many gun-control arguments.
“Homicide and the prevalence of handguns: Canada and the United States, 1976 to 1986”, Brandon Centerwall, American J Epidemiology1991;134:
Well regarded study that shows gun laws don’t decrease violence... Americans and Canadians kill each other at the same rate. Americans use guns more often, but Canadians make use of other, equally lethal weapons.
“If you are surprised by our findings, so are we. We did not begin this research with any intent to “exonerate” handguns, but there it is—a negative finding, to be sure, but a negative finding is nevertheless a positive contribution. It directs us where not to aim our public health resources.”
Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 515-584, December 2009
“Pretend 'Gun-Free' School Zones: A Deadly Legal Fiction”, David Kopel,
Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law, April 16, 2009
A well annotated article laying out a thorough refutation of arguments against campus carry, including a number of solid statistics that debunk the wild fantasies of the Brady Bunch, among others. A good read.