Monday, May 17, 2010

Books - Outgunned!

After re-reading Outgunned! by Robert A. Waters and John T. Waters Jr. I must say that it is an interesting book, not a great one, but certainly will hold your attention. It is the subject matter that really intrigues me, a topic that most of the mainstream media wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. Outgunned! is about private citizens that have captured or killed violent criminals in the commission of crimes. The book is a compilation of stories collected mostly from America's old west and prohibition gangster era. These stories differ in time frame and geographically as well but the one commonality they have is that in all of these true cases it was armed citizens, not law enforcement, that were finally able to bring these ruthless and violent criminals to justice. As I said this is not the greatest book, but it is worth reading if for no other reason than to remind us just how an honest, free American citizen armed with a gun can at times be the greatest asset to their country and community.

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