When our founding fathers secured the Constitutional “right of the people to keep and bear arms”, they also added the admonition that this right shall not be infringed.
It is the only time this phrase appears in the Bill of Rights. So why aren’t more people listening?
History has proven that guns are essential to self-defense and liberty - but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything.
They are wrong.
In Control, Glenn Beck presents a passionate, fact-based case for guns that reveals why gun control isn’t really about controlling guns at all; it’s about controlling us. In doing so, he takes on and debunks the common myths and outright lies that are often used to vilify guns and demean their owners:
Backed by hundreds of sources, this handbook gives everyone who cares about the Second Amendment the indisputable facts they need to reclaim the debate, defeat the fear, and take back their natural rights.
©2013 Glenn Beck (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
This book is jammed packed with data, sourced facts, studies, and case after case proving an armed citizenry is the best deterrent to crime. While the opposition to an armed citizenry, the highest expression of freedom known to man, has nothing on its side but emotion. For that matter, for the gun control advocates this will mean nothing.
Because many of these people are True Believing ideologues with a utopian vision, and as with ideologues and utopists truth never gets in their way. For the True Believer it is a moral imperative to reject objective facts, objective standards and objective logic, to declare objectivity itself impossible and undesirable. They exploit tragedies in order to further a political agenda and demonize good people who abide by the laws. So don't get this book thinking you will show them the data and they will see the light, because they won't.
Get the book to help you better understand what the real agenda behind gun control advocates.
I love to read sci-fi, fantasy, and an occasional murder mystery. If one day I can be a successful author I will consider myself one of the few and fortunate.
Absolutely! The information contained in this book is essential for anyone who wants to sit down and have an actual discussion about gun control. I know many people who believe all the talking heads they hear on TV (whom rarely use information based on facts) and those friends would benefit greatly from a dose of truth.
Well being as this isn't a novel but more of an oral presentation on guns and the Second amendment..... there really aren't any "characters" but if I had to choose I would say Glen of course, for giving us this inexpensive and informative book.
As stated before, this isn't a novel this is an informative oral presentation about guns and the second amendment.
It's the amendment that protects all OTHER amendments and the Constitution!
The book is very well written and researched. No excuses are made for the gun violence that actually DOES occur in this country, but our REAL statistics are measured against other nations REAL statistics which really helps the reader understand a truer perspective on our "gun problem" or lack thereof. The Author addresses many of the excuses and arguments used by people in favor of stricter gun laws/control and very evenly and factually debunks their sandy foundation arguments one by one. He exposes the talking heads and ignorant citizens for what they are. After all the facts and arguments are laid to rest he then attempts to explore the reasons behind the violence (guns or not) in our society. I am quite impressed with the level-headed approach the author takes when dismantling the issues surrounding gun control in this country (and others).
"Control" is loaded with facts and factual anecdotes that clearly point out the flaws in the arguments for "Gun Control", showing that "Gun Control" has little to do with guns and much to do with control.
Right on "target"
The use of actual quotes
Must read for anyone who believes in the 2nd admendment.
Yes as it is really a fundamental layout of not only why we have the 2nd Amendment right but what freedom is about
Guns, Crime and Freedom as they both try to layout why freedoms are so important and why it isn't just about guns.
They both did an amazing job laying out the case why gun control doesn't work as law abiding citizens are not the ones that should have to give up there rights when they are not the ones breaking the laws
Just knowing that we all have that right to defend our freedom and our lives.
This book gives you a solid reason why your rights are important for the law abiding citizens
Great information, well researched with foot notes to go look at original documents.
Absolutely, didn't want to stop listening.
It's a clear, concise, fact based account of what the gun control battle is all about and indeed it is control but not of guns as many people think, but control of the people.
There isn't anything that I know of that compares.
I wouldn't change it. It's perfect the way it is.
This is a must read for everybody and should be on the top of every school reading list. It is a great history and civics lesson.
Glenn destroys "Controlist's" logic with facts and well cited research. If you believe in the 2nd Amendment then this is a must read book. Also, parents who have kids that play video games should focus on part 2 of this book for some eye opening (and frankly repulsive) look at what content is allowed in today's video games and the psychological impact these games can have on our kids! I'd give it 10 stars if I could!!
Finally a book that speaks the truth and crushes all the misconceptions and myths of Guns
Buy this book and join the NRA
The bottom line is Gun Control is less about guns and more about control. Get smart, America. Don't let them infringe our second amendment rights to keep and bear arms. It is unconstitutional, and if it happens, where do we stop as far as letting them take our freedoms away? It won't end well.
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