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Title:
The seven myths of gun control : reclaiming the truth about guns, crime, and the Second Amendment
Author:
Poe, Richard, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Roseville, Calif. : Forum, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xiv, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: The march toward gun abolition -- Myth 1: Guns increase violent crime -- Myth 2: Pulling a gun on a criminal endangers you more than the criminal -- Myth 3: Guns pose a special threat to children -- Myth 4: The Second Amendment applies only to militiamen -- Myth 5: The Second Amendment is an obsolete relic of the frontier era -- Myth 6: We should treat guns the same way we treat cars, requiring licenses for all users -- Myth 7: Reasonable gun-control measures are no threat to law-abiding gun owners.
ISBN:
9780761525585
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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


Author Notes

Richard Poe is an award-winning journalist, a New York Times-bestselling author, and the editor of David Horowitz's popular Web site, FrontPageMagazine.com


Table of Contents

David Horowitz
Forewordp. vi
Author's Notesp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introduction: The March Toward Gun Abolitionp. 1
Myth 1 Guns Increase Violent Crimep. 17
Myth 2 Pulling a Gun on a Criminal Endangers You More Than the Criminalp. 103
Myth 3 Guns Pose a Special Threat to Childrenp. 119
Myth 4 The Second Amendment Applies Only to Militiamenp. 139
Myth 5 The Second Amendment Is an Obsolete Relic of the Frontier Erap. 153
Myth 6 We Should Treat Guns the Same Way We Treat Cars, Requiring Licenses for All Usersp. 175
Myth 7 Reasonable Gun-Control Measures Are No Threat to Law-Abiding Gun Ownersp. 193
Epilogue: The End of Manhoodp. 205
Endnotesp. 263
Indexp. 283

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