Gun Control in the Third Reich

Gun Control in the Third Reich (2013)

Based on newly-discovered secret documents from German archives, diaries, and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive yet hidden history of how the Nazi regime made use of gun control to disarm and repress its enemies and consolidate power. The countless books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail even to mention the laws restricting firearms ownership, which rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. [read more]

La Suisse face aux Nazis

La Suisse face aux Nazis (2012)

(French translation of The Swiss and the Nazis)
Dans ce nouvel ouvrage, traduit par Jean-Jacques Langendorf, l’historien et juriste américain Stephen P. Halbrook se penche sur l’attitude de la Suisse durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sur la base de nombreux témoignages oraux qu’il a recueillis, il décrit notamment, et cela est inédit, le comportement de la population et sa volonté de résistance au national-socialisme. [read more]

Schweizer Widerstand gegen Nazi-Deutschland

Schweizer Widerstand gegen Nazi-Deutschland (2010)

(German translation of The Swiss and the Nazis)
Die Auseinandersetzungen über die Rolle der Schweiz im Zweiten Weltkrieg hatten in den vergangenen Jahrn viel mit Innenpolitik (Europa, Bankgeheimnis, Neutralität) und nur noch vergleichsweise wenig mit dem Gegenstand im engeren Sinne zu tun. [read more]

The Founders’ Second Amendment

The Founders’ Second Amendment (2008)

Do Americans have a constitutional right to bear arms? Or is this power vested solely in government? Recent years have seen a sea change in scholarship on the Second Amendment. Beginning in the 1960s, a revisionist view emerged that individuals had a “right” to bear arms only in militia service – a limited, collective right. But in the late 1980s a handful of scholars began producing an altogether persuasive analysis that changed thinking on the matter, so that today, even in canonical textbooks, bearing arms is acknowledged as an individual right. [read more]

The Swiss and the Nazis

The Swiss and the Nazis (2006)

While surrounded by the Axis powers in World War II, Switzerland remained democratic and, unlike most of Europe, never succumbed to the siren songs and threats of the Nazi goliath. This book tells the story with emphasis on two voices rarely heard. One voice is that of scores of Swiss who lived in those dark years, told through oral history. They mobilized to defend the country, labored on the farms, and helped refugees. The other voice is that of Nazi Intelligence, those who spied on the Swiss and planned subversion and invasion. Exhaustive documents from the German military archives reveals a chilling rendition of attack plans which would be dissuaded in part by Switzerland’s armed populace and Alpine defenses. [read more]

That Every Man Be Armed

That Every Man Be Armed (1984, 1994, 2000)

This book, published by the University of New Mexico Press in 1984 and reprinted by the Independent Institute in 1994 and again in 2000, is the most comprehensive work ever written on the right to keep and bear arms, which is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Its author, attorney Stephen P. Halbrook, traces the philosophical, historical, and legal roots of the right of the citizen to have arms, beginning in ancient Greece and carrying the analysis forward to legal and policy controversies of today. [read more]

Securing Civil Rights

Securing Civil Rights (1998, 2010)

Whether newly-freed slaves could be trusted to own firearms was in great dispute in 1866, and the ramifications of this issue reverberate in today’s “gun-control” debate. This is the only comprehensive study ever published about the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment and of Reconstruction-era civil rights legislation to protect the right to keep and bear arms. Indeed, this is the most detailed study ever published about the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment to incorporate and to protect from State violation any of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, even including free speech. Paradoxically, the Second Amendment is virtually the only Bill of Rights guarantee not recognized by the federal courts as protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. [read more]

Firearms Law Deskbook

Firearms Law Deskbook (1995, 2013-2014 supplement)

If you are searching for timely information on firearms cases that are similar to yours, analyzing the disparity of gun control laws in different jurisdictions, or planning trial strategy, then Firearms Law Deskbook should be your first point of reference. [read more]

A Right to Bear Arms

A Right to Bear Arms (1989)

The right to keep and bear arms was considered a fundamental, individual right in the original 14 states (the 13 colonies and Vermont) from the pre-Revolutionary period through the ratification of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1791. A Right to Bear Arms is the first book to document the deprivation of this right as a cause of the American Revolution and to trace the protection accorded to this right by the framers of the first State constitutions, which inspired the Second Amendment. [read more]

Target Switzerland

Target Switzerland (1998)

In 1943, Adolf Hitler proclaimed that “all the rubbish of small nations existing in Europe must be liquidated,” even if it meant he would later “be attacked as ‘the butcher of the Swiss.’” In his diaries Josef Goebbels described Switzerland as “this stinking little state.” The Gestapo prepared lists of Swiss to be executed once the Nazis overran the country. Yet, as the Nazi tide spread across Europe from the Pyrenees to the Volga, one nation stood free, albeit armed to the teeth – its flag unbowed in a sea of twisted crosses. [read more]

La Svizzera nel mirino

La Svizzera nel mirino (2002)

(Italian translation of The Swiss and the Nazis)
L’autore Stephen P. Halbrook è un apprezzato avvocato negli USA, con un dottorato in Giurisprudenza (Georgetown University) ed in Filosofia (Florida State University). Si è ampiamente occupato di Storia e ha insegnato Filosofia della Storia. È autore di quattro opere ed ha pubblicato anche decine di articoli e partecipa regolarmente alla radio ed alla televisione americana su temi giuridici o di politica generale e sulla Storia del Diritto e sulla Storia Politica. [read more]

La Suisse Encerclée

La Suisse Encerclée (2000)

(French translation of Target Switzerland)
«Toutes ces ordures de petites nations existant en Europe doivent être liquidées, quand bien même, pour cela, on devrait nous appeler les bouchers de la Suisse». Cette déclaration d'Adolf Hitler, en 1943, ne le cède en rien à celle de Joseph Goebbels, le ministre de la propagande allemand: «La Suisse, ce petit état puant...»! [read more]

Cel: Szwajcaria

Cel: Szwajcaria (2003)

(Polish translation of Target Switzerland)
W 1943 r. Hitler ogłosił, że wszystkie te nadal istniejące w Europie małe szmatławe państewka muszą zostać zlikwidowane. Dotyczyło to również Szwajcarii. Gdy jednak nazistowski potok zalewał Europę od Pirenejów po Wołgę, ów górski kraj pozostawał wolny, a jego naród był zjednoczony w oprze, pod sztandarem, który nie chylił się przed morzem swastyk. Autor przedstawia w książce mało na ogół znany, lecz niezmiernie ciekawy epizod ze współczesnych dziejów Szwajcarii. [read more]

Die Schweiz im Visier

Die Schweiz im Visier (1999)

(German translation of Target Switzerland)
Warum ich dieses Buch shrieb? Als vor drei Jahren die Angriffe gegen die Schweiz begannen, war ich erstaunt, in welchem Mass die historische Wahrheit durch reine Propaganda verdrängt wurde. Als Amerikaner mit einigen Kenntnissen der Periode 1933-1945 fühlte ich mich verantwortlich, die Wahrheit zu einem Thema auszusprechen, welche durch neue “Ugly Americans” verzerrt wurde, wodurch unser historischer Freund grosses Unrecht erlitten hat. [read more]

Supreme Court Gun Cases

Supreme Court Gun Cases (2003)

Supreme Court Gun Cases dispels the myth that the High Court has been quiet on the subject of guns. The book runs 672 pages, covers 92 gun-related cases, and this is the bottom line: the Supreme Court has upheld the legal tradition and historical record of private gun ownership, self defense, and armed self defense, since the country began. The days of saying Americans have no individual gun rights are now over. [read more]