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America Fights Back: Armed Self-Defense in a Violent Age

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Gripping stories of armed self-defense by law abiding American citizens, woven into an analysis of gun control laws and a broken justice system, and how they have failed to protect us.
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by Merril Press
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stormhawk
Jun 26, 2012 stormhawk rated it really liked it
Enjoyable, pro-gun book, illustrating the usefulness of private ownership of firearms and concealed carry by sharing the stories of people who used firearms in self defense, and also of the consequences of not having legal access to firearms.

It's not poetry, it's not literature, but it does take the ideas from the fairly sterile statistics of John Lott's books, into personal stories of people whose lives are impacted by firearms incidents.

Probably won't make a believer of an anti-gunner, but wi
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cover72
Nov 07, 2012 cover72 rated it liked it
Well-written, maybe kind of repetitive, but contains quite a lot of interesting information - before reading this, I never thought that Britain's gun ban proponent admitted the ban was "utter failure".
It is not a book you'd return for you own pleasure, though - more of a "documentary" for which you reach when you need to source something.
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