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Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea
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If Thomas Jefferson is correct in ascribing the right to secure for themselves and the resulting right and duty to exercise the right of revolution - then we are left to deduce that it is an extension of the unalienable rights of men (mankind).Read more ›
I think the measure of this book's power might be the number of negative reader reviews it gets. The more pro-gun people who criticize it, the better it must be doing!
I am not supposed to link in this review, so for a source I will give you the following citation: JIAFM, 2007 - 29(4); ISSN: 0971-0973
Women who employ:
-Non-forceful verbal resistance strategies (i.e. pleading) were associated with completion of the raped in 96% of instances.
-Forceful verbal resistance (i.e. screaming) was associated with completion of rape in 45-55% of instances.
-Attempted flight was associated with completion of the rape in 15% of instances. (Only a fraction of women were even in a postion to consider flight, i.e. not thrown to the ground).
-Forceful physical resistance was associated with completed rape in 14% of instances.
-Weapons use in forceful physical resistance(knives/guns)were associated with completed rape in <1% of instances.
Understanding the ideology behind the Insurrectionist Idea helps to make sense of recent events that otherwise are hard to understand, such as the strident opposition by some to the ban on automatic weapons, guns that go far beyond what anyone needs for personal protection. The wearing of guns to some of the anti-health care rallies last summer is another example of something that only makes sense when the ideology behind the behavior is made evident.
One of the most interesting and unsettling parts of the book is the description of the demise of Smith and Wesson and the American Shooting Sports Council, as a result of actions taken by the NRA. The treatment of Jim Zumbo, a long-time writer for hunting publications, who dared to speak up and not to follow the NRA's othrodoxy, shows the basic anti-democratic strain in the Insurrectionist Ideology. This element should be of particular concern to anyone interested in living in a democratic, pluralistic society.
The book is a significant contribution to the public debate on this important issue.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a joke. The sources cited have been disproven. The book reads like someone that just reads the headlines of social media and forms an opinion from such.Published 6 months ago by Ashley Gann
I didn't read the book. I wouldn't put a penny in the pocket of this socialist. I did read in Fox News today a statement he made about Virginia's increasing gun sales and... Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Terry Gray
I read this book hoping to find new ideas to challenge my (admittedly very strong) pro-gun beliefs. I enjoy seeing what other people have to say on the subject, especially when... Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by bigcuz
The authors are promoting their agenda with this piece of fiction but there is no value to this book if you want truth.Published on December 26, 2010 by The guy
Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea pinpoints the problem of the radical gun movement in this country. Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by Laura L.
Pure agenda based drivel in this book. The author has his own ideas about how he thinks things should be, and he does not allow facts to stand in his way. Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by Bryan Spears
Book isn`t exactly a hot bed of truth. The authors bias clearly shows his anti attitude against those who are perfectly legal and right in what they do and believe. Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by P. Taylor
The subject of the book is gun control, but it deals with the much broader issue of the role of the federal government in the life of the country. Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by Charles Kauffman
This excellent book raises the stakes in the gun control debate. The insurrectionist theory that informs much "gun rights" extremism is not only a threat to reasonable policy... Read morePublished on September 15, 2009 by Dennis A. Henigan