This book recounts true stories of intended victims who defend themselves with firearms. It is a must-read book for the millions of Americans who already own firearms, or those who intend to buy, or even think of buying, a gun for self-defense or home and family 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.
While these easy to read chapters make gripping stories, they also provide didactic lessons in citizen self-protection, factual information on why law-abiding citizens must be capable of protecting themselves and their families from vicious predators and criminals, because, as these stories clearly demonstrate, the police simply cannot be there to protect every citizen every time a crime occurs. Here are some of the very valuable lessons we learn:
- Why a father (and sometimes a mother) must be capable of defending her home and family.
- Why a private citizen may need heavy firepower with high capacity magazines and even the use of semiautomatic, so-called assault weapons to protect not only himself/herself but even assist the police in times of crisis.
- Why a woman defending herself against a robber in her own home may need a high caliber gun to protect herself from a much larger and determined assailant.
- Why a couple doing business in a thriving community and tourist city like Orlando, Florida, may be unexpectedly attacked by thugs and have to defend themselves to protect their lives and businesses, even protect customers.
- Why concealed carry laws are needed in states that don’t have them, and national concealed carry reciprocity should be a national priority.
- Why proper gun training and safety may be lifesaving.
The dramatic denouement chapter, “The Last Ride of the Dixie Mafia” keeps you at the edge of your seat, but you might already be there from the preceding chapters.
The book should be read not only by all citizens who own firearms for self- and family protection, but also by those who don’t — particularly, gun-banning politicians who believe the Second Amendment is outdated and intended only for duck hunters. After ten years, I still remember some of the dramatic episodes. Get this book and read it! I am reading both of his newer books — Guns Save Lives and Guns and Self-Defense — as well.
Reviewed by Dr. Miguel A. Faria
Miguel A. Faria, M.D., is Associate Editor in Chief in socioeconomics, politics, medicine, and world affairs of Surgical Neurology International (SNI). He is the author of Vandals at the Gates of Medicine (1995); Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine (1997); and Cuba in Revolution: Escape From a Lost Paradise (2002). His recently released book is America, Guns, and Freedom: A Journey Into Politics and the Public Health & Gun Control Movements (2019).
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