Boston's Gun Bible

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Boston's Gun Bible

by Boston T. Party (Author), a.k.a. Kenneth W. Royce (Author), Timothy J. Mullin (Foreword)

Foreword by Timothy J. Mullin, of Unintended Consequences.

Since the 2002 edition, over 200 pages of various revisions have been included during the annual reprintings. Amazon carries the latest 2009-on printings which include Boston's several page analysis of the Heller decision. (This is not some completely new edition, as some reviewers have incorrectly inferred. Three-fourths of the book remain the original text of 2002. The other fourth are revised pages from 2003-2009.)

While Boston recognizes that gun/gear prices have changed, and that a few new worthy products have emerged, he does not feel that the title yet deserves a completely revamped edition. Good basics never change, and BGB is pretty thorough about those.

One of the main issues discussed in Boston's Gun Bible and in the Free State Wyoming project is gun rights. This Second Amendment Foundation video shows one of the main differences between liberal gun control Nanny states (Blue states) and conservative and/or libertarian Second Amendment-supporting "free states" (Red states). This video shows why we vote with our feet:

Product Details

Paperback: 848 pages Publisher: Javelin Press; final revision to 2002 edition edition (April 1, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 1888766069 ISBN-13: 978-1888766066 Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches

Editorial Reviews

I will save you a bit of reading, in case you are in a hurry, and just tell you now to buy this book. If you want to know more before spending $33.00 on improving your shooting, collecting and other gun skills, read on.

This book was written by Boston T. Party, the well known (to Libertarians) author of such titles as You and the Police, Surviving Y2K And Other Disasters, Hologram Of Liberty and a handful of other noteworthy titles. If you want yet another glossy photo gun book, extolling all of the imaginary virtues of every firearm ever made, this is NOT the book for you. If you are after a no holds barred consumer guide to firearms, accessories, and shooting, GET IT.

Boston's Gun Bible goes into great detail about the pros and cons of various defensive weaponry, equipment, and the philosohy behind their appropriate usage. The work is markedly political, obviously pro gun, and has a rather witty screw the hoplophobes tone that I really enjoyed. The writing is crisp and to the point. Eloquent without being boring. This is a hallmark of Boston's work, and you will not be diappointed in Boston's Gun Bible. At about (850) pages, it can't be considered light reading, but the subject matter is important and needs a lot of covering to get it all through to the reader in its entirety.

Included in the book is information on:

  • Selecting rifles, pistols, revolvers
  • Gun shows
  • ATF Sting operations
  • Gun nomenclature
  • Sighting in
  • Optics and other sights
  • Women and guns
  • Politics and guns
  • How to cache weapons and ammo
  • (And everything else you want to know, or so it seems)

I thought that the project would be rather daunting when he undertook it, but the results are well worth the money. What he ended up with is a layman's guide/how to book for buying, selling, choosing, caring for, KEEPING, shooting and enjoying firearms of all types, but especially those that are Liberty's Teeth. Especially valuable is the section detailing the merits and faults of various modern semi auto rifle systems. What you will NOT find in this book is ANY hint of advertising $$$ influence, chicanery, or editorial falderal.

Boston knows his subject, and covers it exhaustively.

Did I mention that you should buy it? --Kevin (Mad Dog) McClung, knifemaker and gunsmith About the Author Kenneth W. Royce (founder of Free State Wyoming), is a shooting instructor, speaker, and the author of 12 Boston T. Party books on guns, history, law, politics, privacy, and government. His Boston's Gun Bible is a classic within the shooting community, and his novel Molon Labe! has inspired a recent relocation wave to Wyoming.

One Nation, Under Surveillance is the final title from Boston T. Party, as he begins work on other books (under Kenneth W. Royce), projects, and travel.

Look for the next book by Royce, who breaks out in a new direction with this self-help book for the remedial man: Modules For Manhood: What Every Male Under 40 Must Know [1]

JWR’s Book Review of Boston's Gun Bible

James Wesley Rawles says "Boston's Gun Bible stands alone as the very best all-around reference for firearms owners. Not only does it cover practical rifles, pistols, and shotguns in detail, but it has a wealth of valuable information on related subjects such as optics, practical carry, firearms training, legal issues, and legislative issues. The new expanded and updated edition (with 200 extra pages) is fantastic!

This weighty tome is an absolute must for all gun owners. At $28 it isn't cheap, but as I stated before in reviewing the previous edition, it is worth every penny. Boston's observations and conclusions about guns are precisely researched, scientific, and relatively dispassionate. Unlike many other writers in the firearms field, Boston has consistently shown that he is willing to change his mind when presented with logical evidence.

This is a book that may very well save the life of yourself or a loved one. It is also a highly influential book that may contribute in the long run to the restoration of our Constitutional Republic and freedom around the world. Boston's Gun Bible doesn't just whine about the decline of our God-given Constitutional liberties. Rather, it shows practical solutions that individual Citizens can and must take to insure the liberty of future generations. It is nothing short of a monumental work of non-fiction!

Don't just buy one copy. Buy two! You will soon find that you'll need an extra copy to lend out to family members and friends. By the way, if you already have the older edition, then I strongly suggest that you buy the latest expanded edition. This has valuable new information, so is well worth getting a new copy.

As a published writer, I stand in awe of this important piece of non-fiction. It deserves a place of honor on the bookshelf of every freedom-loving Citizen."


Boston's Gun Law Ranking of the State

Boston T. Party's Gun Law ranking (for the 19 states on James Wesley Rawles' list of survival retreat areas), from Boston's excellent book Boston's Gun Bible.

  1. Idaho
  2. Louisiana
  3. Wyoming
  4. Montana
  5. Arizona
  6. New Mexico
  7. Texas
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Nevada
  10. Utah
  11. Colorado
  12. South Dakota
  13. Kansas
  14. Arkansas
  15. Oregon
  16. Nebraska
  17. North Dakota
  18. Washington
  19. California



  2. Fair Use according to James Wesley Rawles is 800 words - this is a 307 word except

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