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Best Book I ever read: Unintended Consequences

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by EghtySx, May 27, 2004.

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  1. EghtySx

    EghtySx Member

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    OK, the first thing I learned is that you never talk about it. Not before, during, or after the fact. This I can handle, no problem.

    The second thing is that you need to act before it is too late. From the way things are going lately, with all of our liberties being systematically taken away, I'm wondering if the time to act is now. I realize that we are fighting the antis tooth and nail but maybe we aren't going about correctly...

    I guess the question I have is how to know when it's "go time". One thing I do know is that if it ever comes to total gun banning, well, they know when they can have my guns. But, is it too late by that time? Besides, this really has nothing to do with guns. For me anyway, it has to do with Freedom, Liberty. I am sick of how the people in government divide people into two categories whic are basically "us" and "them".



    (paranioa /on)
    For what its worth, my name is Chris Crawford and I live in Irving, Texas. I have nothing illegal im my posession and am not in the process of comitting or planning anything illegal. (This statement is made just in case another Ruby Ridge or Waco happen at my house ;) )
    (paranoia /off)
     
  2. Sawdust

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    Uhhhh..you were saying something about a book...any book in particular?

    Or am I missing something?

    Sawdust
     
  3. EvilOmega

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    um........... did you say somthing about a book?
    What book?
     
  4. EghtySx

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    Unintended Consequences

    Sorry about that. Somehow I thought I was about the only guy left around here who hadn't read it :D


    If you haven't already read this book, do yourself a favor. It is very informative, historical, insightful, and entertaining.

    I could barely bring myself to put it down till I had finished and even then I found myself wishing it hadn't ended.

    Whether you are a part of the gun culture or not, if you enjoy living as a free man, this book is a must read.
     
  5. Mal H

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    Could it possibly rhyme with "Unattended Conscience Fences"?

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    Oops! I was a few seconds too late with my funny! :)
     
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    Now you need to read it again. There is so much that escapes you the first time that you pick up the second, third and even fourth times of reading it.. Little things that you say to yourself "how did I miss that the last time".
     
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    I'm re-reading it for the fourth time right now. :D

    And BTW, John Ross is a frequent poster on this board under his own name.
     
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    That's the only book I've read that when I finished page 861 I immediately went back to page One and started re-reading it. I have read selected sections of it probably a half-dozen times.


    Jim
     
  10. Ant Mod

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    Would you really die for your right to own a gun?
     
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    My copy is so worn out (and it's hardcover, thought they were supposed to last forever) that I need to get a new one.

    One of the only books that I've reread. I don't reread books due to my brain gets ahead of me and then I am reading and remembering at the same time (further ahead in pages and chapters).

    I will agree, great book. What's the saying, "Is it time to fed the hogs yet" :D.

    Wayne
     
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    No, you're not the only one. I finally picked a copy up at the gun show after hearing so much about it here. I'm about half way through it. My schedule keeps me pretty busy so I only get through a couple of pages every day or so.

    The firearms history, both the guns themselves, and the relevant historical events have just been amazing. I don't know how John Ross remembers all that stuff. I also like the way he managed to intertwine the fictional Henry Bowman and the other characters into the events.

    I felt like I was a member of the "gun culture" before, but now after only 400 pages or so, I am really into the whole thing. I'm even starting to develop an interest in C&R and surplus rifles, which I couldn't give two hoots about before.

    Fantastic piece of literature!!
     
  13. Black92LX

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    Tens of thousands of men and woman have died for this!!!
     
  14. EghtySx

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    Yes I would.

    You have to understand though, it's not about guns. It is all about liberty
     
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    Die for my rights?

    I guarantee you I would .
     
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    Very good read. On my way through it for the 3rd time.

    EghtySx, exactly!!!

    BTW: If some of you newer members haven't already, use the search function for posts by the author, John Ross, he posts on this board. Also search under the title of the book. It has been discussed heavily on this board, lots of info/commentary in the archives.
     
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    Fella's;

    Someone needs to clearly post: THE NAME OF THE BOOK.

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    To paraphrase Gen Patten

    The trick is to make the other S.O.B die as he tries to take your rights.
     
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    yes. if you cant be free then whats the point in living?
     
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    Name of book being discussed here is "Unintended Consequences".
     
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    Great book. Never met a fence sitter that stayed moderate after reading it.

    atek3
     
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    ( :scrutiny: How am I supposed to answer that when I can't look you in the eye? )

    Wouldn't you???

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    Okay guys, I'll admit it... I still haven't read both Unintended Consequences AND Enemies Foreign and Domestic. I should be flogged. :(

    Wes
     
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    Great book - now read "Enemies Foreign & Domestic" by Matt Bracken, a regular here at THR under the name Travis McGee. John Ross gave it a very favorable review and I loved it.

    Enemies Foreign & Domestic Website
     
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    Reading through the Waco section

    So far I am reading information with historical refrences listed.
    This book will not give anyone the warm and fuzzies until RKBA is fully restored.
    I will use this book with others for my childrens history education. No school public or private will be trusted in this sense.
    Honestly there are sections in this book with information I would not want to know but I would never agree to it being censored. TMI required but still TMI.
    I think I might want to promote this book for teachers required reading for an essay test if I had an ear in state EDU standards. Results published to the students parents.

    Going to order some more copys to send to family members and friends. Might ship a few to be passed around in deployed units abraud.

    How would others convincingly recomend this book to the naive and ignorant people we know?
     
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    After you finish Unintended Consequences, pick up Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. That's one that will change your outlook on a whole lot of things.
     
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