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Unintended Consequences by John Ross

Discussion in 'The Book Rack' started by StuntPilot, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. StuntPilot

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    This is an excellent book that weaves fictional characters into the real world of gun control.
     
  2. 20South

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    It's required reading in my household.
     

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    I just finished this one as well. Excellent work. I agree it should be required reading for all gun owners, AND all cops so we better understand our history and better understand that sometimes there are differences between what's right and what's legal. I can say that, since I am a cop, and I've seen some of the abuses in the book attempted by certain agencies. I'm passing my copy around to other cops to read as well.
    The scenario he puts out is rather extreme, but not beyond the realm of possibility in the near future. The author merely puts into words what many people already think.
     
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    Don't mean to hijack here, but if you liked that, you need to check out "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" by Matthew Bracken and also "Molon Labe" by Boston T. Party.

    Interseting reading and thought provoking.
     
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    Yep, they're on my list, as soon as I get copies. They also come highly recommended from others. I understand that the politically correct crowd disagrees, but that in itself is a good recommendation!
     
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    I absolutely agree this book is without a doubt required reading for all associated with the "Gun Culture." Once I finally decided to start reading I couldn't stop and finished the book in record time. Mr. Ross has indicated on his website that a sequel is due in 2006, I hope he is still planning on its' release in the near future (better late than never).
     
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    Great read, but man, it could have used some editing. You could cut out at least a quarter of the book. Let's just say the Henry Bowman charcater is WELL developed. I really enjoyed it though.

    deadite
     
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    I agree, this was an excellent book, I have read it twice (I just purchased it 6 months ago). I have also read Molon Labe! as well as both of Bracken's books. Boston T. Party also has some other good reads.
     
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    Where can I pick up a copy?
     
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    i am reading the book right now!

    its very good, but also very long.
    i am somewhere in the middle (1985)
    i really like the factnuggets...
     
  12. StuntPilot

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    I enjoyed many of the quotes the author worked in...

    "Every accidental shooting I’ve ever heard of has been with an unloaded gun."
     
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    I've read this book its actually the best book i have ever read. You want to add to this book read Matthew Bracken's 2 books before you read this book, talk about an adrenlin rush you will be pumped.
     
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    I'm reading a copy from the library. If they only knew. 90% of the books on firearms support gun control. I'm waiting to see if they interlibrary loan the CCW books I asked them too.;)
     
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    Got it yesterday, around page 150.
    Freaking Great!
    Should be required reading for every American, regardless if you like guns or hate them.
     
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    Would you guys recommend this book or Enemies Foreign and Domestic for a first read?
     
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    Unintended Consequences. By far.

    EFD is a good book, don't get me wrong. But UC is a superior book, in the style of the written word, the technical/historical detail, and the depth/value that the book represents to the "gun culture". EFD to me should be read second, you will appreciate it more if UC is the foundation.
     
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    I finished it last night/ 4:30 a.m this morning. Definitely an interesting read. Quite a life Mr. Bowman had.