The early years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were fraught with peril as Church members faced the formidable crusade for religious freedom. To fully understand their survival is to understand the role guns played in their lives. With a unique look at the vital role of firearms in the lives of the early Saints, Guns of the Restoration delves into the gripping history of various aspects of early Church history. Readers are immersed in descriptions of the weaponry of the time, the critical battles faced by early members of the Church, and the lives of the inspiring people who fought them. From the day-to-day use of firearms on the frontier to the brave men of the Mormon Battalion and the inventive genius of the Brownings to the influence of notorious gunslinger Porter Rockwell, this book takes readers on a fantastic journey through legendary innovation, bravery, faith, and sacrifice.


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