Abstract: National Rifle Association leader gives an accessible discussion of why the right to keep and bear arms is important to Americans, and counters the arguments of those who would deny Americans their Second Amendment rights.
Keywords: book review, current_events, constitution, law, RKBA, right to keep and bear arms, Second Amendment, self defense, constitutional law, gun control, firearms, legislation, United States, crime -- United States, 2nd amendment interpretation and construction.
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Title: Guns, Crime and Freedom
Author: Wayne R. LaPierre
Foreword: Tom Clancy
Publisher: Regnery
Date Published: June 1994
ISBN: 0895264773
LOCN: HV7436.L365 1994
Dewey: 363.3/3/0973 20
Pages: 263
Bibliography: 36 entries
Footnotes: 146 entries
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Foreword by Tom Clancy

Chapter 1: That's Not What They Meant

Chapter 2: The Second Amendment: "The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms"

Chapter 3: Self-Defense: The Right and the Deterrent

Chapter 4: Carrying Concealed Firearms: Who Will Protect the People?

Chapter 5: Waiting Periods: The First Step

Chapter 6: &Assault Weapons": A Classic Case of Bait and Switch

Chapter 7: Comparing Guns to Vehicles: A Flawed Tactic of the Anti-Gun Crowd

Chapter 8: Guns-for-Cash, or Good Intentions -- Bad Results

Chapter 9: Children and Guns

Chapter 10: The Brady Bill II Agenda: Registration, Licensing, Gun Bans, and Taxes

Chapter 11: Arming against Crime

Chapter 12: Crime and Punishment in America: The State of Our Disorder

Chapter 13: The Criminal Justice System

Chapter 14: Juvenile Justice

Chapter 15: Prisons: Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Chapter 16: Death Penalty

Chapter 17: Crime and Morality

Chapter 18: Is America Too Free? An International Perspective

Chapter 19: BATF Abuses: Trampling on Civil Liberties

Chapter 20: Media Bias: The "Thought Police" in America

Chapter 21: Getting Tough: An Agenda for the Nineties

Appendix: Law Review Articles on Both Sides


Author:        LaPierre, Wayne R., 1949-
Title:         Guns, crime, and freedom / Wayne R. LaPierre ;
                  foreword by Tom Clancy.
Published:     Washington, D.C. : Regnery, c1994.
Description:   xvi, 263 p. ; 24 cm.
LC Call No.:   HV7436.L365 1994
Dewey No.:     363.3/3/0973 20
ISBN:          0895264773 (alk. paper) : $22.95
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-253)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Gun control -- United States.
               Firearms and crime -- United States.
               Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United
               United States. Constitution. 2nd Amendment --
                  Interpretation and construction
Control No.:   94019160 //r974


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