Suggested Readings

Firearms and Personal Defense

America Fights Back, Gottlieb, Alan and Workman, David, 2007, Merril Press, ISBN: 978-0-936783-50-5. (In defense of the Second Amendment and the individual’s right to self defense.)

Armed: New Perpsectives on Gun Control, Kleck, Gary and Kates, Don, 2001, Prometheus Books, ISBN: 978-1573928830.

Armed and Female: 12 Million American Women Own Guns, Should You? Quigley, Paxton, 1993, St. Martin’s Paperbacks, ISBN: 978-0312951504. (Written by a woman for women and is an excellent source of information if you are not sure about self-defense or owning a firearm.)

Armed and Female: Taking Control, Quigley, Paxton, 2010 Merril Press, ISBN: 978-0936783611. (Updated information and examples from her original work published in 1993.)

Concealed Carry: The Shooter’s Guide to Selecting Handguns, Clapp, Wiley, 2002, Paladin Press, ISBN: 978-1581603675.

Dial 911 and Die, Stevens, Richard W., 1999, Mazel Freedom Press, Inc., ISBN: 0-9642304-4-5 (A state by state evaluation of the 911 system and an excellent argument why you should be prepared to be “The First Responder” in a life threatening situation.)

Guns in the Workplace: A Manual for Private Sector Employers And Employees, Klein, Chuck and Gustavson, William M., 2010, Merril Press, ISBN: 978-0936783499.

Innocent Targets: When Terrorism Comes to School, Dorn, Michael and Dorn, Chris, 2005, Safe Havens International, ISBN: 978-0974124018. (A good overview but lacking in detail. “Terror at Beslan” is the preferred read for this topic.)

Inside the Criminal Mind, Samenow, Stanton E., 1984, Crown Publishers, ISBN: 1-4000-4619-X. (If you want to understand the criminal mind in easy to understand layman’s terms and language, this is the book.)

More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Lott, John R. Jr., 2000 (2nd edition), University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 978-0226493640.

Not an Easy Target: Paxton Quigley’s Self-Protection for Women, Quigley, Paxton, 1995, Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 0-671-89081-6. (Women’s strategies for self defense written by a lady who has truly “been there, done that” but who did not always advocate firearms.)

On Combat, Grossman, David E., 2008 (3rd Edition), Warrior Science Publications, ISBN: 978-0964920545 (Includes an exhaustive study of extreme stress reaction and post traumatic stress disorder and how to control or prevent it. Presented for the police officer or “sheepdog” with a warrior’s mindset.)

Personal Defense for Women, Hayes, Gila, 2009, Gun Digest Books, ISBN: 978-1440203909.

Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America, Kleck, Gary, 1991, Aldine de Gruyter, ISBN: 978-0425113295.

Stayin’ Alive: Armed and Female in an Unsafe World, Quigley, Paxton, 2005, Merril Press, ISBN: 0-936783-43-5. (Women’s strategies for self defense.)

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill, Grossman, David E. and Degaetano, Gloria, 1999, Crown Archetype, ISBN: 978-0609606131. (Should be required reading for ALL parents. Empirical information about media violence, guns, and children. This is a truly important book!)

Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns, Schulman, J. Neil and Kleck, Gary, 1999,, ISBN: 978-1584450573.

Supreme Court Gun Cases, Kopel, David B., Halbrook, Stephen P., and Korwin, Alan, 2003, Bloomfield Press, ISBN: 978-1889632056.

Targeting Guns: Firearms and Their Control, Kleck, Gary, 1997, Aldine Transaction, ISBN: 978-0202305691

Terror at Beslan, Giduck, John E., 2005, Archangel Group, ISBN: 978-0976775300. (This is a factual account of the 3-day siege of the school in predominantly Christian North Ossetia by a well-armed and trained jihadist group. 330 were killed (172 were school children) and 700 more were injured. Required reading for every American police officer, it reads like a blueprint for how and why these events occur. It also highlights why the U.S. and our school systems are not prepared for an armed assault in our schools.)

Thank God I Had a Gun, Bird, Chris, 2007, Privateer Publications, ISBN: 0-9656784-5-8. (True accounts of self-defense.)

That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, Halbrook, Stephen P., 1994, Independent Institute, ISBN: 978-0945999386.

The Best Defense, Waters, Robert A., 1998, Cumberland House, ISBN: 1-888952-97-0. (True stories of intended victims who defended themselves with a firearm.)

The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You’ve Heard About Gun Control is Wrong, Lott, John R. Jr., 2003, Regnery Press, ISBN: 978-0895261144.

The Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self Defense, Bird, Chris, 2007, Privateer Publications, ISBN: 978-0965678476.

The Gift of Fear, DeBecker, Gavin, 1997, Delta Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-440-50883-0. (Understanding fear and how to use it proactively to protect ourselves in extreme circumstances. EVERY PARENT SHOULD READ THIS BOOK and then decide when their children should read it too!)

The Seven Myths of Gun Control: Reclaiming the Truth About Guns, Crime, and the Second Amendment, Poe, Richard and Horowitz, David, 2003, Three Rivers Press, ISBN: 978-0761524250

The Survivors Club, Sherwood, Ben, 2009, Grand Central Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-446-58024-3. (Understanding the secrets and science of survival in extreme circumstances that could save your life.)

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