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Emily Gets Her Gun: But Obama Wants to Take Yours Hardcover – September 3, 2013
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Anti-gunner - you say you have an open mind? Prove it! Read this book and find fault with the logic...if you can.
"Emily Gets Her Gun" is a very well researched book about gun control across the nation and major players such as Obama and Bloomberg. I was expecting a story. A story that, for the most part, I had already read in the Washington Times. I was very wrong. It is not just about DC. Emily has cleaned it, polished it, and parsed it in a manner that fills in and completes the national story in a manner that I now realize was not available to her in her daily column. It is fresh in a way that I did not expect. The icing on the cake is the notes section. I have heard gun owners and anti-gunners alike say many things that they 'knew' but could not provide an informational source. Emily has extensive notes that give dates and web links located toward the back of the book so they do not get in the way of the reader and yet still are available for the thinker, researcher, and curiosity seeker.
This lady suffered a frightening incident where she felt she was in serious danger. She decided to take personal responsibility for her own safety, and looked into buying a gun. What a nightmare! But she went the full course, jumped through all the hoops, paid large amounts of money and suffered long and petty insults to her intelligence, character and integrity to obtain "permission" to buy a common tool. She was and is totally "law abiding," even bending over backwards to be understanding and compliant.
So, after a very long time, she now has a gun in her home, just in case. While she is out on the mean streets, in a subway, shopping, at work or ANYWHERE else, she is as helpless as ever. She can't carry her gun in Washington DC.
Maybe she'll write another book if that changes, or if she moves to some place with a rational attitude toward those who refuse to be helpless victims.
Worse yet, when the need for self protection was immediate, the misguided laws put lengthy time delays into the equation.
Ms. Miller alternates her chapters between general gun facts, and her journey in obtaining a firearm by navigating Washington D.C.'s unorganized bureaucracy. She even says this confusing process is intentional in order to frustrate and discourage law-abiding citizens in the District.
Some of her facts are eye-opening, such as the fact that "no registered gun has ever been used in a crime in D.C." Yet the process to lawfully obtain a firearm is incredibly difficult.
Finally, Ms. Miller tells the story of several citizens who got arrested for the most trivial violations related to guns. If you had to read just one part of the book, I'd read these. It can be frustrating to read, but I thank her for publicizing their stories.
The book is humorous. I can't believe what she has had to go through to obtain a weapon that she can't even carry in a concealed fashion. What really resonated with me were her efforts to decide what firearm to purchase. It had to be functional, fit her hand, but it needed to look good. When I purchased my first handgun (which was the day after Obama's re-election)it had to fit right, meet the need for which it was intended (the first one was for home defense), but it also had to look darn good! I have since purchased several more handguns and each one had to look right to me as well as have the appropriate mechanics.Read more ›
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Everyone interested in 2nd a!amendment rights should read and take notes. The author details the draconian process of getting a gun in D.C.
Thank you Emily.
We did. The bases she gives us a changes story from what really happened. For a side that prides itself with "honesty, values and the idea of America", then why do you need... Read morePublished 2 months ago by SeaBass
GREAT BOOK!!! A ton of actual facts. Recommend this book for people that don't believe or undecided about the 2A. It's amazing te hoops she had to go threw to get her licensePublished 4 months ago by vasilios kamperides
Great description of how some who govern forget that it is supposed to be government " ... by the people, and for the people."Published 10 months ago by William Haybyrne