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- but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything.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

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Great book

While I'm not a huge Glenn Beck fan (recently), this book was spot on. It was easy to follow and made perfect sense. Well done.

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Get the Truth about Gun Control

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).

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  • Howard
  • Hollywood, FL, United States
  • 05-08-13

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?

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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.

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Scary

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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facts and opinions

disclaimer: I am a avid listener and reader of Glenn Beck and the Blaze.
This book laids out evidence and facts on gun control and its supporters. I do not agree fully with Glenn's opinions of violent game and media content and his assertion that it plays a major role in real life violence.

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Very Good Fact-Filled Book

A must have book for your 2nd Amendment toolbox. I've always believed that the best way to refute incorrect information is with facts. This book contains those facts. As time goes on I am beginning to believe that the anti-second crowd just doesn't care about the facts, but it's still a good idea to have them in your pocket.

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another winner

great information and facts. a must read! this is exactly what the uninformed need to be educated on.

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  • Michael
  • POCATELLO, ID, United States
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great book for research

good book for the gun arguments. would suggest to anyone looking for research topics and points

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enlightening

Shocked at the gross sadistic evil we are subjected to in the virtual Realm yet no one bats an eye.