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- but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything.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

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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  • J
  • 07-10-13

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.

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  • A
  • United States
  • 06-11-13

Excellent research and precise analysis!

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!!

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  • David
  • AUBURN, PA, United States
  • 05-20-13

Awesome

Would you consider the audio edition of Control to be better than the print version?

Finally a book that speaks the truth and crushes all the misconceptions and myths of Guns

Who was your favorite character and why?

Beck

Any additional comments?

Buy this book and join the NRA

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  • Daniel
  • Lindenwold, NJ, United States
  • 10-30-13

How to turn a listener off..

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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.

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