I just finished reading Paxton Quigley's Armed and Female. It is a well-written, easy to read book, written by a woman for women about firearm usage, safety, and training. I learned a great deal from this informative book and I would highly recommend it to other women who may be thinking of obtaining a firearm for self and family protection (even for women whose husbands already have firearms in the home but have never handled them), and for women interested in target shooting.
Boomerang by Theda Skocpol, a professor of government and sociology at Harvard University is subtitled, "Clinton's Health Security Effort and the Turn Against Government in U.S. Politics." And indeed, this book is about politics, not about the reality of what went on in those crucial years. One comes out with the impression that the book was written to bring the author to the attention of the Clinton administration.
This book is a thinly-veiled attempt to defend the status quo of litigation-on-demand - "better the devil you know than the one you don't." Essentially, it advises physicians to accept the system and conform to the rigors of legal imposition when caught in the net of a medical lawsuit. It defends contingency fees, the system which allows the attorney-litigators to keep as much as 40% of the malpractice award and in the end leaves the injured plaintiffs with only 20-30% of the original award.
Each chapter in this powerful volume will help the readers cut through the rhetoric and sensationalism that frequently surrounds the gun control debate.
In this most momentous book, Professor John R. Lott, Jr., studied the FBI's massive yearly crime statistics for all 3,054 U.S. counties over 18 years (1977-1994), the largest national survey on gun ownership and state police documentation in illegal gun use, and comes to some startling conclusions:
This book is a collection of 15 essays on the constitutional rights associated with the Second Amendment. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America has assembled a collection of writings for Americans who are concerned with the erosion of their basic civil liberties, providing a historic background on how these fundamental rights can be protected from an ever-increasing government.
This book recounting true stories of intended victims who defended themselves with firearms is a must read for the millions of Americans who own firearms for self-protection.
In addition to the fascinating human interest stories contained in this book, heroic tales of individual citizens defending themselves with firearms (as well as interesting stories of shop owners, bankers, etc. defending themselves in the workplace), it also has cliffhanging stories of citizens defending themselves and their families against serial killers and sundry vicious predators, stalkers, etc.
If anyone is interested in reading about a physician (neurologist) who has learned the ropes of the court system and who entertains the reader with forensic medical tales, this is the book to read and savor. Although Dr. Klawans is a frequent medical expert witness for both sides of the versus, he does not hesitate to use the term "hired gun" for impartial medical experts and minces no words in describing the shortcomings of the tort system. In case after case, Dr.
In their guidelines for resolving conflict in cases of non-beneficial or futile medical treatment, the San Francisco Bay Area Network of Ethics Committee continues the disturbing trend of medicine moving toward collectivism and the ethics of distributive justice.(1,2)
The March 23 Associated Press story, "Boy held classmates at gunpoint," exemplifies the false sense of security conveyed by trigger locks and other "smart gun" technology.
Recall that the 12-year-old Ohio boy's father told police that "the weapon (a loaded 9mm semi-automatic) had been stored on a dresser top with a fully engaged trigger lock." According to police, "The boy apparently found the key and removed the lock."