No matter whether their are a million or more interpretations of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution or the 14th Amendment to the Bill of Rights. A most interesting read is "The SECOND Amendment", a biography written this year by Michael Waldman. The book includes a couple dozen of pages of backup notes and references to the hundred or more books witten on this subject..
Mr. Waldman has an impressive background. He sums up this well researched document of the much of the non-lethal "gun battles" that started nearly 200 years ago and rage to this day, "We can be true to the spirit of the Constitution and the animating forces behind the Second Amendment if we understand that above all else, whenever possible, the ability to make and set gun and other policies through the messy, imperfect democratic process is the ultimate 'right of the People'".