From an Amazon reviewer: This excellent book covers *all* the important issues related to owning a handgun for self protection. I had heard that Ayoob was the definitive writer on the subject, and after reading this book I see why. The book is short enough that it can be easily read in a couple evenings, but long enough to thoroughly cover all the important issues. No matter your experience level with hand guns, this book is a must read. There is something in it for everyone. I have passed the book on to very experienced friends, they have said the same thing. The book is just *excellent*.
From an Amazon reviewer: Ayoob has detailed some stunning accounts of real-life shootouts and the aftermaths. Some of these incidents are well known and received much publicity at the time. The attention to detail was so captivating that I couldn’t help feel as if I was standing on the sidewalk observing all of these scenes. This book is more entertaining than the best episodes of TOP COPS. The other stunning aspect is the reality of each account. You are also made more aware of the consequences of people’s actions. As with all of the Ayoob works, there are some lessons to be learnt here as well.
From an Amazon reviewer: This is a short well written book designed to gunproof your children. It examines the fallacy of locking up your guns as a viable option. While locks help it won’t protect your kids when they may face a weapon away from the home. Today’s kids need this info even if you don’t personally own firearms.
The debate over gun control is a complex and compelling one that has created a deep divide between gun rights and gun control supporters. Student researchers can use this reference source to explore the issue through the lives of fifty people who have become actively involved in either supporting gun control and stricter laws, or in supporting the rights of people to own and carry guns. This unique approach to the debate provides profiles of these individuals, highlighting the different reasons for each person’s deep involvement in the debate and the different elements involved in the debate as a whole.
This book profiles several members of AWARE’s board of directors.
About the author:
Marjolijn Bijlefeld is a freelance writer and editor who worked with the Coalition to End Gun Violence and served as the Director of The Educational Fund to End Gun Violence.
This no nonsense guide to the emotional isues and practical concerns regarding responsible gun ownership belongs on the bookshelf of every African American, male and female, no matter what present position they may take on the gun question. Starts with “A Letter to my Sisters,” and a dedication to “The unconquerable spirit of the black woman.”
About the author:
Kenneth Blanchard served as a U.S. Marine and a federal police officer. He is currently a security specialist with the federal government. He is the executive director of the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club, promoting the safe advocacy of firearms ownership in untraditional America.
This book describes both a personal journey and a historical one. The author interweaves her own family background and firearms experience together with a close look at how women who use guns have been viewed by society. Lavishly illustrated, the pictures range from thought-provoking to hilarious; they were chosen with an artist’s eye and an academic’s passion for historical accuracy. Three main areas of gun use, pleasure (sports, movies, entertainment, fiction), power (self-defense), and professional (police and military) are covered in depth, with a writing style that is fresh and engaging.
About the author:
Nancy Floyd is Associate Professor of Photography at the School of Art and Design, Georgia State University.
Jim Grover’s professional credentials in the art of crime avoidance and self-defense are as good as it gets: on-site security specialist in the world’s hottest of hot spots, combatives instructor to ultrahigh-speed military and police units and hands-on security trainer to international corporations, among other sensitive assignments. Here is a compilation of the best of his wildly popular “Personal Security” columns in Guns & Ammo magazine. It covers the entire spectrum of personal security issues, with street-savvy ideas and twists you will find nowhere else. Learn how to vastly improve the physical security of your home; develop alert street smarts; stay safe while traveling in your vehicle, out of town or abroad; recognize and avoid crimes of the new millennium; keep your children safe; choose and use effective nonlethal weapons; engage in nasty unarmed combat; and utilize radically practical shooting skills that have been perfected in real-life situations. From spotting trouble before it happens to surviving a riot to handling a firearm like a pro, this book has it all!
From an Amazon reviewer:
Written by a woman for women who are considering their options for personal protection, both lethal and less than lethal. Clearly written for easy understanding of both technical jargon and the overall concern a woman should have about her surroundings. Recommended reading for any woman who is concerned about her personal safety.