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Control Audiobook

Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns

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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- but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything.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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    Ross Leavitt Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 11-01-15
    Ross Leavitt Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 11-01-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Well Reasoned, Supported, and Communicated"

    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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    Arizona Sportsman 03-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great read! Every educator should read this!"

    Please educators of our young.....read this book with an open mind and recognize how political your administrators are and how their ideas have been shaped for decades. Ultra-liberal views in education is not the answer.

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    whitfi10 02-21-15
    whitfi10 02-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "If you hate guns, you need to know this info"

    If you hate guns, you need to know this info. Its a complete eye opener. Listen to all of it.

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    NELSON 02-20-15
    NELSON 02-20-15
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    "Myth busting"
    Any additional comments?

    Facts are presented in this book that debunk the arguments gun control proponents love to use! Great book if you want the facts to put gun control supporters in their place...

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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.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sher from Provo Utah 06-17-13
    Sher from Provo Utah 06-17-13 Member Since 2015

    Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.

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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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    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.


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    William 12-17-14
    William 12-17-14 Member Since 2002
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I don't have any friends who wouldn't want to hear what Beck has to say.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is non-fiction. I'm sure there are some characters in there, but I don't have a favorite.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I'm sure he is a great guy and does a wonderful job reading bedtime stories to kids. You need to turn the volume up when recording this soft spoken guy. I only listen to audiobooks while I'm driving. My Camry does not have a lot of road noise, but I cannot hear him. I can hear Beck just fine.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Thundertoad 02-25-14
    Thundertoad 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...


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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

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