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Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns | [Glenn Beck]

Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns

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- but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything.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.
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Publisher's Summary

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- but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything.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:

  • The Second Amendment is about muskets....
  • Gun control works in other countries....
  • Forty percent of all guns are sold without background checks....
  • More guns mean more murder....
  • Mass shootings are becoming more common....
  • These awful massacres are unique to america....
  • No civilian needs a “weapon of war” like the ar-15....
  • Armed guards in schools do nothing, just look at Columbine....
  • Stop fearmongering, no one is talking about taking your guns away.

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

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    Beth Shelton, CT, United States 05-07-13
    Beth Shelton, CT, United States 05-07-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Understand who is behind gun contol"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Cortez, CO, United States 05-14-13
    Jeffrey Cortez, CO, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2009

    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.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Jeremy Lowell and Glenn Beck – was your favorite?

    As stated before, this isn't a novel this is an informative oral presentation about guns and the second amendment.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It's the amendment that protects all OTHER amendments and the Constitution!


    Any additional comments?

    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).

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Springfield, OR, United States 05-11-13
    Andrew Springfield, OR, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Informative; factual; thought-provoking"
    Would you listen to Control again? Why?

    "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.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Howard Hollywood, FL, United States 05-08-13
    Howard Hollywood, FL, United States 05-08-13
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    "Bingo!..."
    If you could sum up Control in three words, what would they be?

    Right on "target"


    What did you like best about this story?

    Overall information


    Which character – as performed by Jeremy Lowell and Glenn Beck – was your favorite?

    N/A


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The use of actual quotes


    Any additional comments?

    Must read for anyone who believes in the 2nd admendment.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Lindenwold, NJ, United States 10-30-13
    Daniel Lindenwold, NJ, United States 10-30-13
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    Before listening to this audio, I would have considered myself a moderate who doesn't believe in banning guns, but at the same time doesn't believe in liberally handing out AK's along with unlimited ammo to any and all willing to wield them. BLASPHEMY cries Glenn Beck! There is no such thing as being moderate or trying to set limits to anything regarding this precious amendment.

    Oddly enough, I bought this with the open mind and intent to be convinced. To take my views slightly further to the right if the opportunity presents itself. Beck is so immature and condescending in his arguments that I think he may have had a reverse effect on me. He constantly attacks, with unnecessary belligerence, all members of the press and other celebrities who take the other side of the argument. Even anyone who speaks out against automatic weapon bans is not spared his wrath. Poor Piers Morgan is mention with distaste at least 20 to 30 times in this book. Furthermore, Beck is unwilling to entertain any notion of limitation, using ludicrous arguments and extreme scenarios to validate his points.

    One thing I am grateful for is that Beck presents ideas that I had never heard of or thought about. Apparently, there is an ongoing debate to limit magazines to 10 bullets. I liked this idea as why would anyone, in the name of self defence, ever need more without having to reload? Apparently, I am not at liberty to infringe on the God given right of unlimited continuous shots by asking this question.

    Glen Beck could really benefit from a little more refinement and grace in his writing.. yes even while lobbying for an agenda he's seemingly willing to die for.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Utah 06-17-13
    Amazon Customer Utah 06-17-13 Member Since 2009

    tired teacher

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    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.

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Bill OMAHA, NE, United States 02-25-14
    Bill OMAHA, NE, United States 02-25-14
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    "Lies the elites told you..."
    What did you love best about Control?

    Facts vs agenda fueled lies.


    What does Jeremy Lowell and Glenn Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lowell is a bit flat for me.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Lies te elites told you about guns...


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 08-17-13
    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 08-17-13 Member Since 2011

    audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world

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    "knowing your rights, the 2nd is an important one"
    Would you listen to Control again? Why?

    Yes as it is really a fundamental layout of not only why we have the 2nd Amendment right but what freedom is about


    What other book might you compare Control to and why?

    Guns, Crime and Freedom as they both try to layout why freedoms are so important and why it isn't just about guns.


    What about Jeremy Lowell and Glenn Beck ’s performance did you like?

    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


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Just knowing that we all have that right to defend our freedom and our lives.


    Any additional comments?

    This book gives you a solid reason why your rights are important for the law abiding citizens

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Herb N. Charleston, SC USA 07-16-13
    Herb N. Charleston, SC USA 07-16-13 Member Since 2001
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    "Great information for rebutting gun control crowd"
    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Great information, well researched with foot notes to go look at original documents.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely, didn't want to stop listening.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jsakeo Upstate NY, USA 07-10-13
    jsakeo Upstate NY, USA 07-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Everyone Needs to Read or Listen to This Book!!"
    What did you love best about Control?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Control to and why?

    There isn't anything that I know of that compares.


    Have you listened to any of Jeremy Lowell and Glenn Beck ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you could give Control a new subtitle, what would it be?

    I wouldn't change it. It's perfect the way it is.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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