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Thank God I Had A Gun

Author : Chris Bird
ISBN : 098359015X
Genre : Political Science
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One of the best-kept secrets in America is how often and how effectively ordinary citizens defend themselves with firearms against criminal attack or criminal threat. Criminology professor Gary Kleck of Florida State University estimates that each year about 2.5 million ordinary people in the United States use firearms in confrontations with criminals. In the most cases, a shot is not fired and the incident is not reported to police. Along with the bias of the mainstream media against portraying guns in a positive light, this results in these incidents occurring below the public's radar. The second edition of this comprehensive look at self-defense with firearms lifts the veil by recounting some of these incidents, from warding off a burglar in the home to coming to the aid of a police officer in jeopardy. Each incident is put into context with other self-defense actions and features descriptions of ordinary citizens to determine why they did what they did. The stories are rounded out by suggestions, often from the participants themselves, about what they might have done differently. The book has been updated with several newer and more timely stories.
Category: Political Science

The Concealed Handgun Manual

Author : Chris Bird
ISBN : 0965678482
Genre : Law
File Size : 33.88 MB
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Provides the latest information on handguns and how to carry them, how to see trouble and avoid it, gunfighting tactics, discusses the consequences of shooting someone, and the newest information on concealed carry laws and licenses.
Category: Law

Guns Save Lives

Author : Robert A. Waters
ISBN : 1559502266
Genre : True Crime
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Guns Saves Lives contains true stories of Americans who altered the course of their lives and others by their use of firearms. They stayed alive and, in many instances, saved the lives of loved ones. They saved the lives of untold others from violence their assailants were trying to commit. They changed the lives of the thugs significantly, at least temprorarily, by sending them to jail, or permanently by killing them outright. Robert Waters interviewed the citizen defenders in this book and makes their stories available in far greater detail that the local media cared to. The hidden side of the gun ownership story is seldom told, but Robert Waters does so in this book.
Category: True Crime

Denied A Chance

Author : Nicole Goeser
ISBN : 1618080644
Genre : Political Science
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"For Nikki Goeser it was a day like any other ... with one exception. Her husband, Ben, had only 16 hours to live. On that fateful day in Tennessee, the man she loved would be murdered by a beast who was stalking her. In compliance with state law Nikki had left her legal firearm locked in the car. With the help of legislatively created pistol free zones, one evil man gunned down Nikki's husband as she was forced to look on, alone, defenseless and disarmed by an ill-conceived law designed to save her. Read this inspiring story of courage through remorse, as one woman struggles to seek justice for the man she loves. Follow Nikki Goeser as she fights to ensure that others are never held victim to the same terrible fate."--back cover.
Category: Political Science

Surviving A Mass Killer Rampage

Author : Chris Bird
ISBN : 0983590192
Genre : Reference
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The single most important factor in a rapid mass killer incident is time and this book provides advice for the armed or unarmed citizen and the steps that one can take to increase his or her chances of survival. The average active killer will kill or wound between four and five people a minute. Police reaction time varies from a couple of minutes to half an hour. The best way to stop these murders is to have someone close to the scene with a gun and the training to use it. The book describes many major incidents and what can be learned from them and also includes chapters that deal with lone wolf attacks, gun-free zones, and the type of incidents that are likely to be seen in the future.
Category: Reference

Debating Gun Control

Author : David DeGrazia
ISBN : 9780190251260
Genre : Firearms
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Americans have a deeply ambivalent relationship to guns. The United States leads all nations in rates of private gun ownership, yet stories of gun tragedies frequent the news, spurring calls for tighter gun regulations. The debate tends to be acrimonious and is frequently misinformed and illogical. The central question is the extent to which federal or state governments should regulate gun ownership and use in the interest of public safety. In this volume, David DeGrazia and Lester Hunt examine this policy question primarily from the standpoint of ethics: What would morally defensible gun policy in the United States look like? Hunt's contribution argues that the U.S. Constitution is right to frame the right to possess a firearm as a fundamental human right. The right to arms is in this way like the right to free speech. More precisely, it is like the right to own and possess a cell phone or an internet connection. A government that banned such weapons would be violating the right of citizens to protect themselves. This is a function that governments do not perform: warding off attacks is not the same thing as punishing perpetrators after an attack has happened. Self-protection is a function that citizens must carry out themselves, either by taking passive steps (such as better locks on one's doors) or active ones (such as acquiring a gun and learning to use it safely and effectively). DeGrazia's contribution features a discussion of the Supreme Court cases asserting a constitutional right to bear arms, an analysis of moral rights, and a critique of the strongest arguments for a moral right to private gun ownership. He follows with both a consequentialist case and a rights-based case for moderately extensive gun control, before discussing gun politics and advancing policy suggestions. In debating this important topic, the authors elevate the quality of discussion from the levels that usually prevail in the public arena. DeGrazia and Hunt work in the discipline of academic philosophy, which prizes intellectual honesty, respect for opposing views, command of relevant facts, and rigorous reasoning. They bring the advantages of philosophical analysis to this highly-charged issue in the service of illuminating the strongest possible cases for and against (relatively extensive) gun regulations and whatever common ground may exist between these positions.
Category: Firearms

Dial 911 And Die

Author : Richard W. Stevens
ISBN : 0964230445
Genre : Telephone
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Do the police owe a duty to protect citizens from criminal attack? This book explains why, in most of the United States, the answer is "no." In most cases the law does not even require the police to respond to emergency 911 calls. This compact paperback devotes one short chapter to each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia and Canada, to show how statutes and court decisions consistently hold that the police generally have "no duty" to protect individual citizens. Most chapters reveal the true stories, taken from published court opinions, that describe the plight of citizens who relied solely upon their telephone and police response for emergency help against a violent criminal. Not only did those crime victims not get help, the local government and police escaped legal responsibility for failing to help those victims. Highlighting the importance of personal and family defense, the book also retells 45 stories about people who successfully defended themselves long before any police could help. Footnotes provide full citations to primary and secondary legal sources for all laws and case decisions. 271 pages; footnotes.
Category: Telephone

Armed Response

Author : David S. Kenik
ISBN : 0936783451
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Armed Response is the best and most complete book of defensive shooting.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

More Guns Less Crime

Author : John R. Lott
ISBN : 0226493679
Genre : Social Science
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On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lott’s simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.
Category: Social Science

Women And Guns

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ISBN : IND:30000120177906
Genre : Firearms
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Category: Firearms