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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According to a recent report by the Media Research Center, television news stories calling for stricter gun laws outnumbered newscasts opposing such laws by a ratio of 10 to 1. In other words, we are hearing only one side of the story. No wonder so few people are equipped to debate the issue of guns intelligently.The 7 Myths of Gun Control is a readable, easy-to-use guide for people confused and frustrated by the blizzard of anti-gun propaganda. It 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. Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Richard Poe distills the pro-gun arguments into readable, bite-sized chunks designed to appeal to a mass audience. The seven myths that Poe exposes are (1) guns increase violent crime, (2) pulling a gun on a criminal endangers you more than the criminal, (3) guns pose a special threat to children, (4) the Second Amendment applies only to militiamen, (5) the Second Amendment is an obsolete relic of the frontier era, (6) we should treat guns the same w

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Guns Increase Violent Crime
Pulling a Gun on a Criminal
Guns Pose a Special Threat to Children

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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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