Thank God I Had a Gun: True Accounts of Self-Defense [NOOK Book]

Overview

One of the best-kept secrets in America is how often and how effectively ordinary citizens defend themselves with firearms against criminal attack or criminal threat. Criminology professor Gary Kleck of Florida State University estimates that each year about 2.5 million ordinary people in the United States use firearms in confrontations with criminals. In the most cases, a shot is not fired and the incident is not reported to police. Along with the bias of the mainstream media against portraying guns in a ...
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Thank God I Had a Gun: True Accounts of Self-Defense

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Overview

One of the best-kept secrets in America is how often and how effectively ordinary citizens defend themselves with firearms against criminal attack or criminal threat. Criminology professor Gary Kleck of Florida State University estimates that each year about 2.5 million ordinary people in the United States use firearms in confrontations with criminals. In the most cases, a shot is not fired and the incident is not reported to police. Along with the bias of the mainstream media against portraying guns in a positive light, this results in these incidents occurring below the public's radar. The second edition of this comprehensive look at self-defense with firearms lifts the veil by recounting some of these incidents, from warding off a burglar in the home to coming to the aid of a police officer in jeopardy. Each incident is put into context with other self-defense actions and features descriptions of ordinary citizens to determine why they did what they did. The stories are rounded out by suggestions, often from the participants themselves, about what they might have done differently. The book has been updated with several newer and more timely stories.
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Editorial Reviews

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.
From the Publisher

“Chris Bird has written the book the left-wing media does not want you to read. These stories illustrate that nothing is more effective at stopping dangerous people than well-trained individuals with the firepower to fight back. This is must reading for anyone who believes in the power and importance of the Second Amendment.”  —Rick Perry, governor of Texas

“Chris Bird has related real-life accounts of the life-saving results of gun ownership. This second edition has new chapters which, as before, are based on the digging that Chris does to get it right.”  —Larry Pratt, executive director, Gun Owners of America

“There is much to be learned from Chris's painstaking, detailed research. I recommend this book highly.”  —Massad Ayoob, author, The Ayoob Files

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983590132
  • Publisher: Privateer Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 511,923
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author


Chris Bird is a certified concealed handgun instructor, a former president of the Texas Concealed Handgun Association, and the author of The Concealed Handgun Manual, now in its sixth edition and sold by the NRA. 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!

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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

    more from this reviewer

    great

    great

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