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It may not be a favorite topic, but sometimes survival requires looking at the hard facts and preparing yourself, and that’s exactly what the WND Superstore’s new self-defense department offers.

A book by Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman, “America Fights Back: Armed Self-Defense in a Violent Age,” for example, is a must-have for anyone who has wondered if concealed-carry actually can save and protect. It presents real stories of people who have fought and survived.

This eye-opening argument for armed self-defense exposes the truth about criminals as well as the benefit that armed citizens provide to society. Gottlieb and Workman explode myths such as the belief that college and high school campuses are safe because they are gun-free zones.

The cases in the book prove that armed citizens do deter and prevent crime, from domestic burglaries to mass school shootings. The authors present a persuasive and well-founded argument against gun-control laws that would take guns out of the hands of those who would use them only for self-protection.

Writes Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, “In ‘America Fights Back,’ through vivid real-life stories of citizens forced to face the reality of violence, Gottlieb and Workman provide an accounting of America’s crime problem largely ignored by mainstream media.”

There are special DVD’s titled “Armed Response,” including one that explains that since being a victim of a non-lethal attack is much more likely than a lethal one, carrying pepper spray may be more valuable than carrying a gun.

The DVD explains the legality of its use, techniques and drills, as well as pepper spray features:

Here are some highlights from that project:

In “Armed Response,” David Kenik explains there’s more to responsible and effective gun ownership than merely possessing a weapon and taking a few trips to the local gun range. Although important, these things are about the “hardware.” As Massad Ayoob explains in the foreword, one must be aware of the “software” – meaning the mindset behind owning and carrying a gun.

“Armed Response” is a comprehensive guide for using firearms for defense before, during and after a life-threatening assault. From learning what to ask yourself before deciding to carrying a gun, how to choose a gun that’s right for you, what to look for in holsters, how to carry a concealed gun, proper training techniques, and the legal issues and implications of using of lethal force, “Armed Response” is, by far, the most complete resource available.

Secrets it includes are “Rules for a gunfight.”

Also featured is “The Heller Case: Gun Rights Affirmed!” in which Alan Korwin and David Kopel analyze what perhaps is the most important gun-rights case ever heard at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The book is described as a groundbreaking analysis of the case.

Don’t wait too late to find out what you need to know about being armed and responsible in America.

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