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- but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything.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.
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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).
Right on "target"
The use of actual quotes
Must read for anyone who believes in the 2nd admendment.
Glenn has really done his research - every debater should read this book!!! It puts to rest all of the arguments on gun control that you hear on the news all the time!!
This book take many of the gun control "statements/arguments" and examines them for truth. It also looks at the "culture of violence" and gives many studies that show people's belief/psychology and actions have effects on violent episodes, like school killings. Only negative is it gets a bit stats heavy in a few places but it is necessary to discuss this topic properly.
I'm a long time listener of Becks, and a 2+ year subscriber to The Blaze (I started back when it was GBTV), so I'm no unbiased reviewer. And yet, I've a hard time thinking of how you could subvert Beck's arguments in this small book. It's approached in a question answer format, offering common objections to guns from liberals and republicans alike, and then tearing those arguments apart piece by piece to show how they're either unfounded, impracticable, or simply flat out unconstitutional. Beck then spends some time at the end of the book looking at what HAS actually changed in the past 30 years that has contributed to the rise in children shooting children, and gives families some action steps to help regain the hearts of their children.
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, liberal or libertarian. It's concise, thorough, and well supported positions and arguments will be valuable to anyone who reads it.
The narrator does an amazing job of communicating the gravity of the subject matter, without sounding at all grave or sedentary. His voice and candor actually reminds me a lot of Beck's, which fit the tone of the book perfectly.
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