The Seven Myths of Gun Control: Reclaiming the Truth About Guns, Crime, and the Second Amendment

The Seven Myths of Gun Control: Reclaiming the Truth About Guns, Crime, and the Second Amendment

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by Richard Poe
     
 

Today, the right to own a gun is under assault like never before. Every time a firearm is used in a high-profile crime, calls for stricter gun regulation—even outright prohibition—are pounded into us by a press that has taken sides. In fact, when it comes to guns, journalists have clearly made up their minds. According to a recent study, television news… See more details below

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Today, the right to own a gun is under assault like never before. Every time a firearm is used in a high-profile crime, calls for stricter gun regulation—even outright prohibition—are pounded into us by a press that has taken sides. In fact, when it comes to guns, journalists have clearly made up their minds. According to a recent study, television news stories calling for stricter gun laws outnumbered newscasts opposing such laws by a ratio of ten to one. In other words, we are hearing only one side of the story.

This is the other side.

"A blockbuster book every freedom-loving American should read." — Christopher Ruddy, editor, NewsMax.com

In The Seven Myths of Gun Control, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Richard Poe cuts through the blizzard of anti-gun propaganda and uncovers the truth about guns, crime, and freedom. He details the seven most common arguments used by gun prohibitionists, debunking each one with a wealth of statistical and legal data gleaned from top experts in the field of guns and gun rights. You will discover that, contrary to myth, the availability of guns leads to less crime, not more; that guns do not pose a special threat to our children; and that the Second Amendment is as vital to the lives and liberty of modern Americans as it was in frontier times. You will also learn how the current drive to further regulate and even outlaw firearms is a point-blank assault not only on truth but on freedom as well.

Provocative, accessible, and persuasive, The Seven Myths of Gun Control is a thoughtful and invaluable contribution to the national debate aboutguns.


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Journalist Poe contends that gun control laws are ineffective in preventing violence. Seven common assumptions about guns are argued against in individual chapters. Some of those "myths" are that guns increase violent crime, that they pose a special threat to children, and that they should be licensed like cars. In the epilogue, the author further posits that gun control is part of an anti-male agenda which is moving American society away from its warrior roots. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761525585
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/14/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.06(d)

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