The Future of the Gun

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Freedom's Tool.

Throughout American history, that’s what the gun has been. From the muskets at Lexington and Concord to the semiautomatic rifles and pistols that protect twenty-first-century homes, a gun in the hands of a law-abiding citizen is more than a symbol of liberty. It has been a primary tool of American freedom.

But as bestselling author Frank Miniter points out, there are two main storylines about guns in America today. One is the ...

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Overview


Freedom's Tool.

Throughout American history, that’s what the gun has been. From the muskets at Lexington and Concord to the semiautomatic rifles and pistols that protect twenty-first-century homes, a gun in the hands of a law-abiding citizen is more than a symbol of liberty. It has been a primary tool of American freedom.

But as bestselling author Frank Miniter points out, there are two main storylines about guns in America today. One is the Big Lie of the mainstream media—guns are a menace, an ever- present danger that needs to be regulated away.

The other storyline is the one that millions of Americans actually live—guns provide safety and security, whether in the hands of our nation’s soldiers or of law enforcement or of private citizens. Growing up with guns is for many Americans a way of life, tied up with hunting, sports, and— most important—personal responsibility. For mainstream Americans, the future of the gun is bound up with the future of freedom.

In The Future of the Gun, you’ll learn:

• Why anti-gun groups often oppose gun safety
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• How guns—and gun education for young people—cut crime
• How federalism could save your gun rights
• New trends in gun technology that will make guns safer and more effective
• Why most talk about “assault rifles” is bogus
• How military and civilian gun technology have always advanced in tandem—for the benefit of soldiers and private citizens
• What guns will look like in just a few years

Want to know about the future of the gun? There is no better place than to start here.

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Editorial Reviews

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“If you want to know what role guns are likely to play in the United States in this century, you’re certainly not going to get any kind of unbiased or accurate answer from general news sources. Frank Miniter, who has been writing about guns for his entire career, fills the void with his new book. Want to see what’s coming? Here is about as good a look at the future of firearms as you are likely to get.”
—DAVID E. PETZAL, rifles field editor, Field & Stream

“Guns are demonized, idolized, politicized, and mostly misunderstood. With a clear voice, a reporter’s curiosity, and a polemist’s agenda, Frank Miniter explores the technology, politics, and influence of guns in America. His look ahead at the next generation of guns and how they will shape public policy is especially fascinating.”
—ANDREW McKEAN, editor in chief, Outdoor Life

The Future of the Gun is an insightful look into gun politics and policy, written with
Frank’s trademark wit. An important read for every American.”
—CHRIS W. COX, chief lobbyist, National Rifle Association

“I first met Frank at the Supreme Court covering the Heller case. From his work there, I knew he was a top-notch reporter, and he shows his writing chops in The Future of the Gun. He offers an informed, yet highly readable look into our future. And he’s done it all in under three hundred pages.”
—JIM SHEPHERD, editor and publisher, The Outdoor Wire Digital Network, including the Shooting Wire, and founding member of CNN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621572404
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/11/2014
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 90,267
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Frank Miniter is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide and The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Hunting. A frequent commentator on radio and television, he is a field editor for American Hunter (an NRA magazine)and a contributor to Forbes. Miniter is also the ultimate man. He has run with the bulls of Pamplona, snowshoed the Klondike, hunted Russian bear in Kaleria, and has survived everywhere from the Amazon to the streets of Manhattan. He lives in New York.
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