Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns

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Pulpless.Com, 1994 - Political Science - 324 pages
Did you know that every 13 seconds one of America's 70 million gun owners uses a firearm in defense against a criminal? That American women use handguns 416 times a day in defense against rapists, which is a dozen times more often than rapists use a gun? That a gun kept in the home for protection is 216 times as likely to be used in defense against a criminal than it is to cause the death of an innocent victim in that household?

These are just a few of the surprises this book has in store for anyone whose belief in gun control is based on TV news or popular magazines.

Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and journalist, J. Neil Schulman, challenges the misinformation that pundits ranging from network anchors to ill-informed doctors are promoting about guns.

Especially for the reader who doesn't own a gun and has never even considered buying one, Stopping Power should be an eye-opener.

 

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J. Neil Schulman’s arguments for gun ownership are compelling. He has produced some of the most cogent summaries of the issue that I have encountered. Most of the book’s content is accumulated from ... Read full review

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Very good read. If this book does not light you on fire about your rights and why they should NOT be taken away. Nothing will.

Contents

Foreword by Don B Kates Jr
11
Preface
17
the LA Times OpEds
28
Joining Forces Against a Common Foe
34
If Gun Laws Work Why Are We Afraid?
40
Do Guns Do More Harm or More Good ?
50
Q A on Gun Defenses
56
How Does Japan et That Low Crime Rate Anyway?
69
English Usage Expert Interprets Second Amendment
151
Some Notes and Discussion on the Second Amendment
160
A Rather OneSided Debate on Gun Rights
179
Was Waco Warranted?
207
Instead of Crime and Punishment
221
Ripostes And Counters
235
The Mark of Kane is on Firearms Reporting
251
What It Takes to Get Me to Put on a Yarmulke
266

Its Time to Take A Second Look at Murder
85
Remarks to the LA Board of Police Commissioners 71691
91
Guns Are Still Equalizers
108
The Thrill of My Life
117

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