A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-defense
Author: Caroline Light
Pubpsher: Beacon Press
Despite inevitable questions about gun control, there is a sharp increase in firearm sales in the wake of every mass shooting. Yet, this kind of DIY-security activism predates the contemporary gun rights movement -- and even the stand-your-ground self-defense laws adopted in thirty-three states, or the thirteen million civilians currently licensed to carry concealed firearms. As scholar Caroline Light proves, support for "good guys with guns" relies on the entrenched belief that certain "bad guys with guns" threaten us all. This book explores the development of the American right to self-defense and reveals how the original "duty to retreat" from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill. Light traces white America's attachment to racialized, lethal self-defense by unearthing its complex legal and social histories -- from the original "castle laws" of the 1600s, which gave white men the right to protect their homes, to the brutal lynching of "criminal" Black bodies during the Jim Crow era and the radicalization of the NRA as it transitioned from a sporting organization to one of our country's most powerful lobbying forces.
Have you struggled with sins and addictions as far back as you can remember? Does it seem like an invisible curse follows members of your family? Do you wonder why bad things happen to good people? These questions and more are tackled in this engaging and easy-to-follow spiritual guide. That Christians are in a fierce battle cannot be overemphasized, and it is with an enemy we cannot see with our physical eyes. Many Christians live a life of defeat, harassed and bombarded by their arch enemy, Satan. They have not yet fully grasped that when Jesus Christ died on the cross, he completely and utterly defeated Satan! He took back the authority Satan used to deceive Adam and Eve, handing it to the Church. However, our strength is of no use if we don't know we possess it! This is the tragedy of our Lack of Knowledge. God is communicating the wonderful message that we are conquerors through Jesus Christ, and that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world. God wants His children to live in freedom from the illegal bondage to Satan. You must Stand Your Ground. Jesus has passed the victory banner on to us like a relay runner passing on the baton to the one who will finish the race. Those who perish are those who lack knowledge. Author Nellie Odhuno-Shani was born in Kenya. She has since lived in Zambia, Mauritania, Senegal and the United States. She is a conference speaker and workshop leader. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/StandYourGround.html
Release on 2015 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights
Civil Rights and Public Safety Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights
Release on 2015-06-30 | by Victoria Christopher Murray
Author: Victoria Christopher Murray
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Janice Johnson's 16-year-old son was murdered and the shooter hasn't been arrested. Shelly Vance's husband is facing murder charges for shooting a teenager who he says attacked him in a parking lot. This tragedy is magnified by the racial divide it has created. She wants to stand by her man, but she's keeping a secret that could blow the case wide open. Alax Wilson is the jury foreman. Faced with a dramatic trial that has turned into a media frenzy, Janice, Shelly and Alax are forced to face their own prejudices.
Release on 2014-08-01 | by William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
Author: William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
Pubpsher: Pinnacle Books
National bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone know what it takes to fight for the red, white and blue. When the battleground is Texas, the outcome is sure to be explosive. . . Freedom Is Never Free After the President closes Guantanamo Bay to hold civilian trials for the terrorists, some of them are relocated to Hell's Gate Prison in West Texas. Until a group of fanatical sleeper-cell shock troops launch an all-out assault to "liberate" their jailed comrades. There's just one problem: they don't know that Army Ranger Lucas Kincaid is working at Hell's Gate. With the town's high school team held hostage and in danger of being executed one by one, Kincaid assembles a ragtag band of survivors and aging hardcore cons into a lethal fighting force to keep the unholy warriors from their deadly mission. And Kincaid and his men are on their own--everyone, from the President on down, orders Kincaid to give in to the terrorists' demands. But warrior Lucas Kincaid, out-numbered and out-gunned, won't back down. One thing's for sure: when the enemy gets to Hell, they'll know America sent them.
My freshman year of college was a battle, writes Katie, a college student and a strong Christian. The transition from high school to college is one of the most pivotal times in a young person's life. After departing from under the protective wings of their parents, young adults often have trouble holding firm to the Christian faith. Stand Your Ground is an introduction to apologetics for young adults in high school or college. The book includes thirteen chapters that confront the overwhelming intellectual attacks Christian college students face on university campuses. Dean Hardy takes readers on a spiritual and intellectual journey, addressing such issues as the nature of truth and reality, the investigation of other worldviews, the evidence for Christianity, critics' arguments against Christianity, and the relationship between apologetics and evangelism.
40 devotional style readings from one man's journey to a restored heart. These stories are designed to give the reader encouragement, hope, and faith. Jesus came to give us Life, and set us free. And you are free indeed. But, you will have to fight for that freedom. These are stories from the battle; stories of challenge, stories of thought, and rescue, and victory. Stories just like yours. Journey with author and Christian Life Coach, Greg Tutwiler, as he explores the battle front facing all of us.
One Simple Thing that Can Set You Apart from the Rest
Author: Joel Penton
Pubpsher: Madison Press
Category: Achievement motivation
In high school your friends are everything. You go to the football games together. Listen to music together. Deal with life, love and cafeteria food together. You're like family. But what happens when the people who used to have your back suddenly turn their backs on you? What happens when your best friends, the ones you can't live without, turn the entire school against you? What happens when it seems like you're the only one left who is trying to do what's right? Joel Penton lived this nightmare. But he also lived the dream that followed - a college football scholarship, a National Championship, the girl of his dreams, and oh, by the way, a new group of friends who really have his back. Is there something special about Joel? Not really. He is just an ordinary guy from a small town in Ohio. So how did he do it? That's what this book is about. The secret to Joel's success. And get this - it's something you can do, too. Like Joel, you can succeed. You can be different. You can do something significant in life. You can truly set yourself apart from the rest if you learn to do one simple thing: Stand Your Ground.