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Recommended Reading List

The following books are recommended reading to understand the history of the Second Amendment, the judicial interpretations and about owning and using guns. All of these books are linked to Amazon.Com pages where they appear. You don't need to order them from Amazon, however. I don't have any arrangements with Amazon.Com and the links are simply for your convenience.

The Best Defense : True Stories of Intended Victims Who Defended Themselves With a Firearm
by Robert A. Waters
Cumberland House; ISBN: 1888952970
Paperback - 225 pages (October 1998)

Armed & Female: Quigley Armed & Female
by Paxton Quigley
St Martins Mass Market Paper; ISBN: 0312951507
Mass Market Paperback Reissue edition (July 1994)
Highly Recommended For Women! I have read this book as have several women friends who recommend it to other women. Paxton Quigley documents her own experience as she converted from a fear of guns to a proponent of women's rights, especially the right to keep and bear arms.

Gun Proof Your Children!/Massad Ayoob's Handgun Primer/2 Books in 1 Volume
by Massad Ayoob
Police Bookshelf; ISBN: 0936279125
Paperback (June 1985)
Availability: This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks.
Highly Recommended For Families with Children! Massad Ayoob is a firearms instructor and police officer in the U.S. Northeast and an expert on firearms matters. This book should be required reading for parents who have a gun in the home.
Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns
by J. Neil Schulman, Gary Kleck (Afterword), J. Neil Shulman
Pulpless.Com Inc; ISBN: 1584450576
Paperback - 318 pages (July 1999)

The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy : Should America Adopt the Gun Controls of Other Democracies
by David B. Kopel
Prometheus Books; ISBN: 0879757566
Hardcover - 470 pages (July 1992)

To Keep and Bear Arms : The Origins of an Anglo-American Right
by Joyce Lee Malcolm
Paperback Reprint edition (April 1996) : Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674893077
Harcover Edition Hardcover - 232 pages (February 1994) ISBN: 0674893069
Highly Recommended. This book documents the history of the right to arms throughout history and has been used in citations in other works and even the U.S. courts.
Kates The Great American Gun Debate: Essays on Firearms and Violence
by Don B. Kates, Gary Kleck, James R. Boen (Contributor), John K. Lattimer (Contributor)
Pacific Research Inst for Public; ISBN: 0936488395
Paperback - 256 pages (October 1997)
Amazon.Com user reviewed with five stars!

That Every Man Be Armed : The Evolution of a Constitutional Right
by Stephen P. Halbrook
Independent Inst; ISBN: 0945999380
Paperback 0 edition (March 1994)
Excellent work! Every interested person should own a copy of this book.
Lott More Guns, Less Crime : Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws (Studies in Law and Economics)
by John R., Jr. Lott
Paperback - 321 pages 2nd edition (July 2000)
Univ of Chicago Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0226493644
Hardcover - 225 pages (May 1998)
Univ of Chicago Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0226493636
Documents Professor Lott's study and conclusions that concealed firearm carrying by law abiding citizens helps to lower crime.

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