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Anyone want to do a UC pass-around?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Billmanweh, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. Billmanweh

    Billmanweh Well-Known Member

    I'm just about to finish my copy of Unintended Consequences and I hate the idea of it just sitting on my bookshelf. I'll pay the postage to send it to someone if you'll agree to pass it on to someone else here when you're done reading it.

    Any takers?
  2. R-Tex12

    R-Tex12 Well-Known Member

    Now THERE'S a deal! You're a generous man, Billmanweh.

    I can recommend UC without reservation as one of the better books I've read.

  3. TimH

    TimH Well-Known Member

    What is the book about?
  4. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    I would be happy to take it with that restriction, and would swear to do exaclty the same.
  5. trimation

    trimation member

    What is Unintended Consequences?
  6. blades67

    blades67 Well-Known Member

    The result of "good intentions" brought to us by our government.:scrutiny:
  7. trimation

    trimation member

    I think I see what you are getting at.
  8. Andrew Rothman

    Andrew Rothman Well-Known Member

    Sign me up. I'd love to read it.
  9. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator

    There are some reviews of the book on this amazon.com page. The reader's reviews are much better than the editorial review.

    The only problem I have about passing around Unintended Consequences is that the author, John Ross (who is a frequent contributer here), would get no profit from his personal work. It's not quite as bad, but sort of like copying a CD several times for your friends. Just doesn't seem right to me.
  10. StuporDave

    StuporDave Well-Known Member

    I'd take it with that rule, no problem.

  11. Billmanweh

    Billmanweh Well-Known Member

    The problem with copying CDs and/or file sharing is that two or more people can then use the material at the same time. You've created your own hard copy of the material without paying. The equivalent would be if I took my copy of UC and made copies and passed those around. I'm offering to give away my copy. But this isn't my place, so if this isn't kosher let me know.

    armoredman, e-mail me with your info and I'll get this in the mail to you early next week.
  12. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator

    No, no, don't get me wrong. I encourage as many people as possible to read UC. My feeling on the matter has zip to do with "official" THR policy. I was just concerned that the author gets nothing out of the multiple readings. Your observation on the difference between passing a book and making copies of CD's is very valid.

    One thing that several folks have done is to donate a copy to their local library. I guess that's the ultimate "pass around" scheme, isn't it? ;)
  13. willie91

    willie91 New Member

    I would love to read it! put me in line please.
  14. kudu

    kudu Well-Known Member

    If anything, the people who get to read the book might want one of their own. I have read mine at least 5 times so far and still pick up little details that I missed the time before. A real recommended read for the gun owner or not.
  15. spartacus2002

    spartacus2002 Well-Known Member

    If you do the pass-around thing, and you're concerned about John Ross losing money, then if you receive it via pass-around, read it, and like it, stick a $5 in the mail to Mr. Ross. I know that won't help his book sales numbers, but better to have people read it and Mr. Ross make some dough, than have people NOT shell out $20 a copy.
  16. Sean O'Brian

    Sean O'Brian Member

    Me Too!

    :) sounds good to me! Sloppy seconds, no problem!

  17. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    I already have 3 copies in circulation. :D Does that make me a little :uhoh: ?
  18. pytron

    pytron Well-Known Member

    I've read UC twice (checked it out from the library) but it's still on my Christmas list :) It's just one of those books I'd like to have.

  19. Balog

    Balog Well-Known Member

  20. Balog

    Balog Well-Known Member

    pytron: they have UC at your library?! Sweet! My local AZ libraries don't carry many gun rights type books.

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