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America Fights Back: Armed Self-Defense in a Violent Age Hardcover – October 30, 2007
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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
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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.
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.
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
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.Read more ›
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.
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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A complement to MORE GUNS LESS VIOLENCE , FROM Lott wich is the best on real data about firearms for defence. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Helio Marques
Phenomenal, hard hitting book with lots of common sense almost sarcastic questions and comments towards the anti self defense crowd, you know, the liberal progressive passive... Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by Midcenturyman
everyone should read this. especially if you own a firearm. hopefully you never have to use it to defend yourself, but know you are ready if the time comes.Published on November 29, 2013 by Harry Sanderson
This was written by a very well respected man . Any one that thinks we don't need guns to defend ourselfs has been watching to much TV. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Carl E. Iverson