Thank God I Had a Gun: True Accounts of Self-Defense

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Overview

This collection of true stories examines incidents involving the use of firearms by ordinary citizens for personal protection against criminals. Three basic types of events are discussed: armed defense at home, at work, and in a public place. Each episode is explored in detail, with a look at the citizen involved as well as how their defensive actions aided them or could be improved. From convenience-store robberies to police arrests gone awry, these stories provide memorable reminders of firearm self-defense dos...

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Overview

This collection of true stories examines incidents involving the use of firearms by ordinary citizens for personal protection against criminals. Three basic types of events are discussed: armed defense at home, at work, and in a public place. Each episode is explored in detail, with a look at the citizen involved as well as how their defensive actions aided them or could be improved. From convenience-store robberies to police arrests gone awry, these stories provide memorable reminders of firearm self-defense dos and don'ts.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"There is much to be learned from Chris' painstaking, detailed research. I recommend this book highly."  —Massad Ayoob, director, Lethal Force Institute

"Wow! 'Riveting' may be an overused word...but it is perfectly descriptive of the stories that Chris has compiled."  —Suzanna Hupp, Texas state representative

"Great true stories that spark a self-analytical What would I have done?"  —Jerry Patterson, Texas land commissioner

"If you don't own a firearm for personal protection, you need to read this book."  —Combat Handguns magazine

"The humanity of Bird's subjects . . . left me with a warm feeling toward these survivors, and regrets for the one who did not make it."  —Women & Guns magazine

"I am deeply impressed with the book by Chris Bird."  —GunNews

"Like I said, ya gotta read the book. It's a purchase I don't think you'll regret."  —American Handgunner magazine

Women & Guns magazine
The humanity of Bird's subjects . . . left me with a warm feeling toward these survivors, and regrets for the one who did not make it.
GunNews
I am deeply impressed with the book by Chris Bird.
American Handgunner
Like I said, ya gotta read the book. It's a purchase I don't think you'll regret.
Combat Handguns
If you don't own a firearm for personal protection, you need to read this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965678452
  • Publisher: Privateer Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 699,791
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Bird is the author of The Concealed Handgun Manual, a former police reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, a certified concealed-handgun instructor, and a director of the Texas Concealed Handgun Association. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Amazing

    This book is a must have. Any anti-gunner or person who thinks the government will step in and protect them in an emergancy needs to read this book as well. I think it was money well spent!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Rational, logical and realistic. The victim-heroes celebrated b

    Rational, logical and realistic. The victim-heroes celebrated by of the mass media are really the enablers of their predatory attackers. For each unresisted, successful assault on innocent people, there is another example that crime does pay-- even heartless, violent, animalistic, cruel crime pays. For the sober, mature, brave Americans who have taken the responsibility to keep and bear arms, we must show our gratitude. Their resolve provides hope that we can take control of our own security (and that of our loved ones as well as our innocent fellow citizens) and take the "profit" away from the violent parasites that prey on civil society. Each example in this book of the termination of a series of violent assaults represents the prevention of the innumerable crimes and tragedies that would have followed if these people had not acted to protect themselves.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

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    great

    great

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