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ISBN-13: 978-1935071167 ISBN-10: 1935071165 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: WND Books; 1 edition (June 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935071165
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935071167
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,308,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Wayne LaPierre has served as the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the National Rifle Association of America since 1991.Backed by NRA's 4 million active members, Wayne has led NRA efforts to restore the relevance and sanctity of the Second Amendment. Today, this right continues to be preserved by freedom's largest, most potent and devoted voluntary organization.

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Very well researched.
Ray Gardner
LaPierre, of the National Rifle Association, makes a very strong, well-supported case for our Second Amendment rights.
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Buy one for each of your kids.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Rick Ostrander on November 16, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Let's get the complaints out of the way up front: At a suggested retail price of $15.95 (Amazon = $12.44), and at 4-1/2 x 6-3/8 inches hardbound, this is not exactly the back-pocket carry-along that Wayne LaPierre intends it to be. I'd suggest a true softcover chapbook format and price, and perhaps even a low-cost ebook version to make sure the word gets out to everyone who needs to know the truth about the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. And that audience amounts to every citizen of the United States.

I am a middle-aged Caucasian male who has never owned a gun, hasn't fired one in ages, and who, until recently, lived in a suburb of Baltimore where our doors were only locked a handful of times in 23 years. My teenaged son and a friend were accosted at gunpoint several years back, and though nobody got physically hurt, he was pretty well traumatized. The teenaged - admitted - assailant got off, due to police incompetence, and having to face him in school was bad for my son.

Other than that, when I thought about guns at all, it was in the form of platitudes. There were too many of them; too much gun violence; too many domestic assaults; too much suicide; and an arms industry that was out of control. I saw "Columbine," and think Charlton Heston was a colossal jerk.

I say this as preamble to a glowing review of Wayne LaPierre's The Essential Second Amendment Guide. It is a little gem. It belongs on your bookshelf, and in your local public library.

The Guide is not about guns. It is about The US Constitution: how it reads; its history; its writers and interpreters. It is about the meaning of personal liberty, individual rights, and what is required to preserve them.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ray Gardner on February 13, 2013
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Very well researched. Anyone that would approach the subject of the 2nd Amendment objectively would be well served with this book. It is thorough yet concise and quotes a wide range of legal and academic research from both sides of the debate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clinton Fontaine on March 9, 2014
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Ron Swanson keeps this book on his night stand. If you're a man, you've read this book already, so this review isn't for you...

If you think you have what it takes to become a captain of industry, a leader among free and righteous people, here's your hand book.

Americans must commit this work to memory.

Wayne LaPierre is the man.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John E Dumary Jr. on December 20, 2013
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I gave this book 5 stars because it is what its name says it is. It is full of historical perspective. It is well organized. It is written with lots of facts presented in an interesting way that will not leave the reader bored. I have always been a big believer in our natural liberties and Im saddened that there are so many people who listen to politicians who tell them that they will be safer if you just hand over your liberties to them. This book will help you when you talk to those people. This book is a great read for anyone who believes that the bill of rights, specifically the second amendment, is essential for a healthy America. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!! God Bless the Republic. Long live the United States of America!
Why do some people not feel safe until they have render themselves defenseless?
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