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on January 23, 2014
The book was in excellent condition and Ms Quigley had a lot to tell the ladies. Of course there is the other side of the debate, but to have Ms Quigley convert from that side and explain why is exactly what should be published. The "Gun Community" is all too often portrayed as uneducated, backwards, neo-neanderthals with limited thought capabilities. It is fantastic to see another woman join the debate on the side of shooters. It isn't that there aren't a lot of women shooting, but that the ones that are have been marginalized, or that part of their life has been, and people aren't aware that very feminine, intelligent mothers are also trigger operators.
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on March 16, 2002
Excellent introduction to firearms, self-defense concepts, and attitude. Instruction on what kind of weapons are suitable for a woman, how they function, and how to practice with then.
I frankly skipped the chapters on the dangers of rape, the inefficacy of fingernail files against a determined assailant, and a few others because I was more interested in the practical material, not in deciding whether self-defense is appropriate.
My one caveat is that there is no indication that any information has been revised since the paperback was published in 1990. Consequently, information about specific products and possibly some laws is outdated. The pistol the author prefers, for example, was replaced in its manufacturer's lineup with a new model in 1997.
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on November 25, 2010
Product as described. Minor problem was taken care of quickly and to my entire satisfaction by the vendor. Pleasure to do business with.
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Ms. Quigley, writer and firearms trainer for women, makes a case I've seen nowhere else that gun control has its most pernicious effect on women and poor blacks. Poor blacks are disproportionately affected by violent crime since bad neighborhoods are the only ones they can afford to live in, and they are least able to recover from property or violent crime. Women in unfortunate relationships with unstable men are likely to suffer assault or murder owing to being physically less able to repel an attacker -- unless they have an equalizer.
These, Quigley writes, are two population groups desperately in need of access to firearms, yet gun-control laws work to systematically deny them this kind of emergency protection.

Much of the rest of the book covers the basics of firearms, their use, and their ownership. Some of the basics are very basic indeed, so I recommend this book to firearms novices of _any_ gender, not just women!
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on March 3, 2006

Great to give your lady if you would like her to consider arming herself
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