Firearms & Self-Defense: A Handbook for Radicals, Revolutionaries and Easy Riders. International Liberation School, Red Mountain Tribe.

Firearms & Self-Defense: A Handbook for Radicals, Revolutionaries and Easy Riders

Detroit: Radical Education Project, [1970]. The notorious handbook assembled by the International Liberation School and Red Mountain Tribe during their height of Panther worship. It begins with a short essay, “In Defense of Self Defense” before providing detailed, practical advice on an assortment of guns and ammunition, how to properly shoot, clean and maintain them, and a primer on gun laws. Illustrated with pictures and diagrams of guns, photographs of revolutionary figures such as Malcolm X, Huey Newton and Ho Chi Minh, as well as military professionals in firing stances.

The International Liberation School was allegedly organized at the suggestion of Eldridge Cleaver and two of the principal organizers were Tom Hayden and Stew Albert. The Red Mountain Tribe was the commune operating the Berkeley Tribe newspaper. The first edition was published by the ILS/RMT and this edition appears to have been published in 1970 by the Radical Education Project.

Stapled white wrappers (7” x 10”) printed in red, 48 p., illus. Photo of armed hippie family to rear wrapper. Black ink smudge to front wrapper, else light edge wear. Item #08015

Price: $125.00