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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Merril Press; First Edition edition (October 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936783508
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936783505
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #966,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In America Fights Back, through vivid real-life stories of citizens forced to face the reality of violence, Gottlieb and Workman provide an accounting of America s crime problem largely ignored by mainstream media. --Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President, National Rifle Association of America

Americans love books in which the good guys win. Gottlieb and Workman are adding to that proud tradition with America Fights Back by documenting case after case in which gun-owning citizens who refuse to wear the label victim remain the winners. --Jill J.R. Labbe, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

During my years in the U.S. House of Representatives serving on the Judiciary Committee, I tired of listening to the arguments of one gun-control advocate after another endlessly repeat the same tired, baseless arguments in support of their efforts to disarm law-abiding American citizens. Now, in America Fights Back Armed Self Defense in a Violent Age, we have a well-written defense of the Bill of Rights that provides both sound substantive arguments in support of the right to keep and bear arms, as well as true-life stories of how the Second Amendment works in practice not just in theory. This book ought to be required reading for every Member of the House and Senate; and every occupant of the White House --Former Congressman Bob Barr

About the Author

Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Politics. Alan has appeared on over 3,500 TV and radio talk shows.Dave Workman is a career journalist, freelance writer and author. Now senior editor for Gun Week.

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Customer Reviews

Very well written, and very well researched.
Larry D. Baker
This book offsets the pervasive lie that firearms are rarely used in self defense.
Thomas Gresham
This book should be required reading in EVERY school in this country.
Geoffrey F. Beneze

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89 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Safe Shooter on December 16, 2007
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If "Castle Rock" and "Warren v DC" don't mean anything to you, start with Chapter 8; that's where Workman and Gottlieb review the fact that the police have no responsibility to provide you with any protection. This has been affirmed in court after court up through the Supreme Court.

With that as context, the remainder of the book gives the reader in a very engaging format a combination of scholarly works and anecdotal evidence that American can protect themselves from crime when allowed to.

The book provides evidence that right-to-carry laws have not led to the blood in the streets that many said. It shows that the lifting of the "Assault Weapons Ban" (sic) did not lead to an explosion in crime.

It also provides references to studies which show that gun control laws do not make any different in violent crime levels (a CDC study), and that, shockingly, criminals don't follow gun laws (a Department of Justice study).

Independent of which side of the gun debate you are on, this should be required reading so you can make an informed decision.
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100 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey F. Beneze on December 11, 2007
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Reading this book is as though Workman and Gottlieb opened and read my own mind. Straight facts, no PETA like hyperbole, No Sarah Bradyish cries of WOLF!

There is an old joke that says "Liberal is a conservative waiting to be mugged." Personally, I didn't have to have the mugging before I realized I will never again allow myself to be disarmed. This book should be required reading in EVERY school in this country.

For Conservatives, this one is a dead on sermon to the believers. Now we need to target this book to every one of those in the "waiting to be mugged" line. We should also be demanding accountability from EVERY every public, appointed or elected official that allows such laws and criminal behaviors to continue. If a business wishes to disarm it's patrons, then the store should held accountable and responsible if one of those patrons is injured (or worse) by such policy.

It's time to remove the criminals from our society. It's time to remove the legislative criminals who allow such to occur from our society as well.

It's time, We the People have had enough of both sorts of criminal.
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88 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Gordon H. Hutchinson on December 23, 2007
Format: Hardcover
If Mr. Hayhoe is any indication of the educational level of what is leading the anti-gun crowd in Florida, can the rank and file members even find the "On" button on their computers?

With multiple misspelled words and tense errors (that means the subject and the verb don't agree, Arthur), and knee-jerk platitudes with no methodology or statistics to back his "arguements" (correct spelling is "arguments," Arthur), Mr. Hayhoe weakens his indefensible conclusions even further with poor syntax and an obvious unfamiliarity with the written word.

Some good advice, Arthur: Before you go challenging a book which has multiple statistical studies of its premise, you should first acquaint yourself with the spell-check feature on your computer.

But then, if you aren't going to familiarize yourself with studies whose methodology has been unchallenged, how could anyone expect you to worry about how foolish you would look ranting and abusing the English language?

Tsk. Tsk. Arthur. Next time, bring your brain--or at least a dictionary.

(Gordon Hutchinson is the author--with Todd Masson--of "THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS GUN GRAB," an expose' of the gun confiscation scandal in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and "THE QUEST AND THE QUARRY," a novel of hunting and family in the deep South.)The Great New Orleans Gun Grab

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The authors have assembled a comprehensive collection of citizen use of firearms in personal self-defense. Each page of this book tells stories of lives saved through the legal use of firearms.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Gresham on January 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book offsets the pervasive lie that firearms are rarely used in self defense. In fact, several university-level studies have shown that guns are used in self defense as many as three million times each year in the U.S.

It's a hoot that Authur Hayhoe of the Florida Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, an anti-gun rights group, would post a a negative review (complete with misspellings)

If you wonder whether people actually do use guns to protect themselves and their families, read this book! From their own mouths, people describe how they were able to save their lives as well as the lives of family members, because they had a legal firearm.

The "Flat Earth Society" anti-gun rights folks like to pretend this isn't true, but real reports such as in this book ring true. If people are doing it, it's hard to convince the public that it never happens.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Sylvia Beneze on December 26, 2007
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I'll admit I likely would never have read this book if my husband hadn't put it on my "required reading list". I'd read one other of Dave Workman's books on my own (about PETA), so I was familiar with the name and writing style.

I was not a gun person when we met, point in fact, I was a pacifist and and ambivalent, if not anti-gun. Having associated with my husband's family and the ranch (three miles from the border), my viewpoint changed relatively quickly, I had Geoffrey teach me to shoot.

After several border incidents, I am a complete convert, and America Fights Back is a perfect expression of how I feel about the subject
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