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Gun rights advocate John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime, rebuts recent antigun "factoids" with real statistics.

When it comes to the gun control debate, there are two kinds of data: data that's accurate and data that left-wing billionaires, politicians, and media want you to believe is accurate. In The War on Guns, economist and gun rights advocate John Lott turns a skeptical eye to well-funded antigun studies and stories that perpetuate false statistics to frighten Americans into giving up their guns.

©2016 John R. Lott, Jr., PhD (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Real facts on guns.

Excellent book. The Canadian government needs to read this book! As a Canadian citizen I envy the personal rights and freedoms Americans have.

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Dr Lott hits a grand slam! Note his documentation

I have both of his books on audible and hard copy. Well Researched and logical

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A must read for any American !!

If you are not sure you know everything about gun laws, you should invest a few hours to read this book. If you are sure then you are a fool.
Read one chapter, and if you have a conscience or are even slightly morally honest then you will want to read the rest. This guy’s research is inconvenient but impeccable.

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Well researched & compelling

I was concerned about government's infringement on American's Second Amendment rights. However, I was surprised and dismayed by the disinformation and downright lying the government did when pushing their unconstitutional gun restrictions on the American people. Kudos to John Lott for his effort in exposing this travesty. 5 Stars!

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Just The Facts, Ma'am!

Definitely a great resource. This book along with Mr. Lott's "More Guns, Less Crime" are two resources that must be in every gun rights advocates library.

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Great info that I can't share

Dr. Lott does great, thorough research. However, the tone of the narrator makes this impossible to share with anyone on the other side of this debate.

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Just the facts...

Excellent journalism, well compiled data, nice to actually get real and accurate data, not the garbage the news media puts their own spin on "gun control ". It's clear the tip 1% is trying to manipulate the data to forward their political agenda.

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Full of great statistics

This book is full of great statistics. It reveals lots of lies our government is telling us to try to take away our guns. With all the stats it can get boring, but you will get lots of defence against anti gun liberals.
If you can get an anti gun liberal in the car on a long road trip, this would be a great book to pay on Audible.

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Data-driven and intellectually honest

Content: Philosophy and theory are great, but hard data honestly dissected is critical for this subject, and Dr. Lott delivers it well. He deconstructs the arguments of the gun-grabbers with sound logic delivered in comprehensible, common language. With rare exception (nobody's perfect) my skeptical mind was fully satisfied that Lott had made his point. Truly and excellent book. I bought a hard copy to use as a reference during discussions and debates.

Performance: Great! Up there with Hugh Mann ("Black Rednecks and White Liberals")

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Great Book, its is a really good reference

This book brings a really good counter balance to the gun control debate table. Being a Canadian, I also made sure to fact check arguments and data, and each and every time it was right on. The gun debate has been polarized and biased for too long now and we must realize the consequences of these failed policies. By trying to make us safe, politicians pushing gun control laws have made us more vulnerable while at the same time having no impact at all on crime reduction. It is time we start valuing life, and start looking at the topic from a more rational stand point. The idea that gun control reduces crime is a myth and it must be debunked by unbiased analysis. After all, the premise of gun control is that criminals obey the law.