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Guns: A Rebuttal [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Clark
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Book Description

In this pro-gun rebuttal to Stephen King's Kindle Single, Guns, Andrew Clark deconstructs each of King's arguments and exposes his faulty logic, half truths, and hyperbole.

Citing actual statistics, studies, and data sources with footnotes, Clark gives the reader an opportunity to see for themselves what the actual landscape of crime, violence, and guns is in America, and compares it to other countries with gun control.

He concludes with a few recommendations of his own, some of which may be shocking, even to gun-rights advocates.

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  • Print Length: 16 pages
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  • Language: English
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Reasonable, Fact Based Rebuttal February 13, 2013
By Vierd
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This rebuttal to Stephen King's essay promoting gun control is well written and logical. It points out several cases where Stephen King's facts were cherry picked without getting the full picture in many cases. Additionally it was done without being insulting as Stephen King's essay was to those that support gun rights and the 2nd Amendment.

The Good:
Very factual argument in favor of the 2nd Amendment. Although I don't agree with the author on every point he makes, he is also coming from a different place politically than I am as he identifies himself as a Libertarian, almost anarchist politically. The contrast the author makes about car accidents far outnumbering gun deaths is very telling about how emotion is driving the argument for gun control. There are some specific plans to make gun crimes less likely, but they will likely be ignored because they deal with less control on guns (for law abiding citizens) such as removing the "gun free zone" requirement at schools essentially making them shooting galleries for the criminals that don't abide by laws anyway. Refuting cherry picked facts like Australia's gun crime going down by 60% and leaving out that knife murders have gone up 250% and the overall murder rate being unchanged following the ban.

The Bad:
Honestly I didn't feel like there was enough specific contrasts to gun violence with other types of crimes or tools used to kill. Also I would have liked to see more realistic approaches to addressing the issue of gun violence. The plans the author proposes are great, however they have no chance of being enacted in the current political climate.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read! Think for yourself. December 1, 2013
By jfield1
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A very good response to Stephen King's brief booklet "Guns". Like most who proudly label themselves liberals or progressives, they deliberate with their hearts and emotions and the results show it. Conclusions based on how things should be and what we need to do in order to make things the way they want them to be, for our best interest, of course. This book is a good springboard to John Lott's "More Guns, Less Crime" and Glenn Beck's "Control", both of which are excruciatingly well documented with history, statistics, police reports, actual events and clarifications of misreported, misconstrued and misunderstood data which is cooked into a concoction of myths, rumors and lies that are repeated by rote by the major news organizations until a majority of the country are repeating these phrases like so much gossip without every investing the time themselves to verify and validate the information freely available at the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, state's sheriff's and law enforcement databanks and much, much more. Please investigate, reason, and think for yourself.
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I dead both the pamphlet that started this by King and then the rebuttal. One of the interesting things King admitted is that his book about a disturbed boy may have trigger several shootings. Kind of made the rest of King's arguments seem weak. This is more libertarian and as such it misses may issues.

1. Accidental shooting and gun deaths are at a 30 year low.
2. This is happening in spite of gun ownership being on the rise.
3. The growth in the number of CCW may very well be the reason for the drop in crime.

The other issue is simple the access to high capacity firearms by the mentally ill. Not really addressed by either side.

Gun control is an emotional issue, and until we come together and can discuss the issues like adults there will never be a solution. All the ONE STAR's that complain about the article are the issue, if you are a rabid gun control nut-job why did you even bother to read this pamphlet? The same for the gun rights people who read King's piece then complain he is opposing the Constitution. Let's face it you knew what you were going to be reading when you opened your Kindle.

There - I feel better now!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written, good logical points! March 2, 2013
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Thank you Andrew Clark for answering on behalf of all the lawful gun owners out there that don't have access to getting their point of view across or simply choose not to.
The gun legislation being brought forward in the wake of the heinous crimes in recent history are not being well thought out in reducing crime. Sandy Hook was not perpetrated by a gun owner but rather by an individual with unlawful access to his mother's weapons. The improper storage of firearms is what allowed that crime to take place and also accounts for the majority of weapons on the street as a result of burglaries and the like.
Criminals do not follow laws, law abiding citizens do. Gun free zones prevent those forces of good and responsible gun owners getting caught in the middle of a madman's rampage from defending themselves or better, yet in that position, preventing a crime from occurring. Those hell bent on inflicting harm pay no attention to the sign on school grounds threatening mandatory minimum sentencing since many of them plan on taking their own lives anyway. Living in a state where background checks exist which I completely agree with and makes complete sense other legislation is not so logical. Take the new seven round legislation put forward put forward in York, do politicians really think that criminals are going to head out and buy the new legislated magazines or is this a complete attack on those licensed guns owners. Lastly, if gun legislation works so well then I leave you with one word "Chicago" where only the unlawful preside!! Regardless of your beliefs let's not forget this is the land of the free and even if you don't enjoy or believe in I'm sure I can find something you all enjoy I can take a stand against.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much a well worn out rant
The only thing new in this book is the creative abuse of grammar and the English language. Otherwise, this is a collection of well worn rants that you can find in almost any forum... Read more
Published 12 months ago by InOhio
1.0 out of 5 stars Dixie Ignorant
Typical reason from south of the intelligence line!
Hopefully one day all the NRA will shoot each other.
National Retard Association.
Published 15 months ago by Charles E Heffernan
5.0 out of 5 stars A voice of reason
Finally, someone puts Mr. King in his place. Well done Mr. Clark. Stick to fiction Stephen, oh wait... that's what this is, isn't it.
Published 15 months ago by btc
4.0 out of 5 stars Good rebuttal
I think Mr. Clark hits it on the head. I know Mr. King probably won't read this article even though he should
Published 15 months ago by Gary Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic!
Typical gun nut - blind to the obvious. A gun has one and only purpose/function, and that is TO KILL another living being (human or animal)! Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jon A Every-Clayton
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak
After reading Mr. King 's arguments for more gun laws and bans, I thought I should read the counter..
As much as I would enjoy telling you this book rendered Mr. Read more
Published 17 months ago by gpike
4.0 out of 5 stars Well.......
Andrew.....

That was interesting. You are right about King 's weak arguments. Taking guns away will not end violence. Humans are a violent race. Read more
Published 17 months ago by JLL
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
While he may go further into libertarianism than some would like he does something King does not. He actually gives facts that you can verify. Read more
Published 17 months ago by W. Keller
1.0 out of 5 stars Snarky, Lame and Idiotic
Offers his own laughable "solution" to gun violence in a three-point plan:

1. Repeal the Gun-Free School Zone law of 1990 because, in his opinion, this turns... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Paul A. De Waard
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the facts
But is anyone listening after the lobotamy that the media has performed on the public. I also think Mr. Read more
Published 17 months ago by James
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Andrew Clark is a thirty-something Christian, husband, father, deacon, IT geek, homebrewer, and anarcho-capitalist. He likes guns, football, reading, beer, and tagless t-shirts. He dislikes Fox News, Republicans, Democrats, Paul Krugman, The Fed, and loud noises.

He blogs (almost) daily on politics, theology, culture, and anything else he feels like at http://curmudgeons.net

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