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

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Forum, 2001 - Political Science - 290 pages
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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,
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 about guns.

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I bought this book as a gift for Josh. He hadn't picked it up yet so I decided to check it out last weekend. I couldn't put it down after the first chapter. It was totally different than what I ... Read full review


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Richard Poe is an award-winning journalist, a New York Times-bestselling author, and the editor of, a popular conservative Web site. In addition, his columns have appeared on, an online newspaper rated as the sixth most visited Web site on the Internet by the World Charts Foundation. Mr. Poe lives in New York City.

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