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A New York Times bestseller by the CEO of the National Rifle Association, this compelling and clearheaded manifesto cuts to the heart of the gun control debate. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Harper Audio (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0694516090
  • ISBN-13: 978-0694516094
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,800,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Do Not be fooled by the nay saying liberals, this is a good read.
ZERODON
As a member of the NRA and a subscriber to American Rifleman, I am very familiar with Mr LaPierre and his opinions, and of course I agree with them.
othoniaboys
I assure you, this book is well written, logical and is well researched.
John E. Birch

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By M.E.C on January 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Finally, a source book for supporters of the Right to Bear Arms. Before "Guns, Crime and Freedom", only leftist ideologues got into print on the subject of Firearms in America. Lapierre reversed this long-standing trend and opened something of a floodgate of scholarly research and commentary supporting the traditionalist interpretation of the Second Amendment and the utilitarian aspects of a free and armed citizenry.
Lapierre's research spans the alpha and the omega of the gun rights issue. The book is carefully and thouroughly sourced and the extensive bibliography includes references to anti-gun material as well as evidence supporting the gun rights stance.
With the facts on his side, Wayne thoroughly explores the arguments of the gun control clique and demolishes them one by one. "Guns, Crime and Freedom" is a splendid tool for gun rights advocates who would like to do the same.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 26, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Wayne Lapierre does an excellent job of explaining the Second Amendment and exposing the myths of gun control advocates. This book is a must for anyone who supports the Constitution and opposes the movement toward a socialist-type government. One only has to examine the recent loss of freedom faced by citizens of Australia to understand the importance of protecting our Constitutional right to bear arms.
Buy this book for your friends, family and co-workers. The only way to save our precious freedom is to educate the public about their rights and counter the propaganda being spread by members of the media.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This is a well-written, well-thought-out treatise on
whether the USA's 2nd amendment (the "right to keep
and bear arms") is relevant today, and if so, what it
means. Whether you are for or against private ownership
of guns, I highly recommend this book. The author looks
at the issue in light of legal precedent, overall crime
statistics, gun ownership and usage statistics, the
writings of the founding fathers of the USA, and every
other relevant illumination you can imagine.

No rabid rhetoric here, just clear, intelligent exposition.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Acute Observer on July 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
This 1994 book explores the controversy of "gun control" (really Gun Prohibition) by presenting facts to use against the arguments made for gun control. Does the spiraling crime rate result from private gun ownership? The reality is that areas with the least private gun ownership have the most crime and murders (Washington DC, New York city, Detroit Mich). The corporate controlled media simply lie, or tell half-truths, to promote the interests of the economic aristocrats who own them. You can read other books on this subject, like William Weir's "A Well-Regulated Militia: the Battle Over Gun Control".
Chapter 2 says that gun ownership would be mandatory if the right to keep and bear arms was interpreted like the other amendments (p.12). In fact, that was the law in 18th and 19th century America. You either showed up with your gun for the monthly militia muster, or paid a fine. Could an armed populace defeat a tyranny? It happened in 1781 America, and in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Indochina, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, Algeria, Angola, Ireland, Israel, Mozambique, Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe (p.20). Read your newspaper for current events. An armed people could not prevent an invasion but would give the invaders holy hell. Chapter 3 mentions that the use of guns is a common and effective deterrent to crime, but rarely reported in the corporate media (its not fit to print?). Chapter 4 explains why concealed firearms will protect the public. Florida's 1987 "right to carry" law was followed by a lowered crime rate. Chapter 5 tells why a "waiting period" didn't work in California, or anyplace else (p.42)!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 10, 2000
Format: Hardcover
A great piece of work put forth here by Wayne LaPierre. I am very much in disagreement with the reader from Polk County, Florida, who says the arguments put forth by the author are not logical. Quite the contrary, it is the arguments put forth by the kooky left against gun ownership by individuals that should leave normal people scrathching their heads in disbelief. Why does there have to be an amendment to the Constitution to allow the militia (a government entity) to be armed? Pure nonsense to be sure, but that is exactly how the anti-gun crowd is trying to re-define the 2nd amendment. Individual liberty is under attack daily by this bunch and Americans must wake up to this fact and reject their goofy ideas before we all fall to their tyranny as our forefathers warned.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book will arm gun owners , hunters , and sportsmen with ammuniton against the Anti Gun Lobbiests who want to take away the Second Amendment . This book is an informative guide to show all the tricks and schemes of the anti guners and how they work to try and disarm America . I recommend this book for all gun owners , sportsmen , and hunters
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John E. Birch on January 12, 1998
Format: Hardcover
A totally logical explanation of the Second Amendment backed up by the intent of our founding fathers as seen in the US Constitution and other writings. The most rabid anti-gun activist will come away deeply moved by the requirement for firearms in a free and safe society. Mr. LaPierre convincingly argues the case that firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens are indeed the path to reduced crime and ultimately the defense of our freedoms and our sovereignty. Chapter 4 on carrying concealed weapons (did you know the police have no obligation to protect you? Their obligation is solely to society.) and chapter 20 on media bias (LaPierre suggests that abuses of the First Amendment should be punished as severely as abuses of the Second Amendment) are particularly compelling. LaPierre's dissection of the so called "Assault Weapon Ban" gives one pause to seriously consider the real intentions of our law makers regarding the promoting of public safety and preserving individual freedoms. The only problem with this book is that the very people who need to read it, the anti-gun forces and our elected representatives, probably won't as LaPierre is too easily written off as a hack for the NRA. I assure you, this book is well written, logical and is well researched. If you have the slightest feeling our government is not adequately concerned with the rights of citizens, at least give Guns, Crime and Freedom a glance. This book is the basis for the gun rights position of the John Birch For Congress committee (no...not that John Birch! This is a different guy, same name is all.
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