In the heated debates over gun control, it's sometimes hard for a person unfamiliar with guns to separate fact from fiction. Emotion and politics can distort the issue, leaving many wondering where the truth lies. "Knowing Guns" is an attempt to combat the massive disinformation, misinformation and outright lies swirling around the issue while, at the same time, providing non-partisan answers to the questions that often arise. Both fans of gun control and gun rights activists can all come away knowing far more about the political shenanigans taking place on both sides and, armed with this knowledge, find common ground to mutual advantage. Written for the average person without heavy jargon, fully footnoted and annotated, the book begins with an introduction to the author, Stu Chisholm; a unique individual who is both a part of, yet apart from, what we think of American "gun culture." From the bedrock of the issue, the Second Amendment, right on through to the final ethical and moral considerations of gun use and ownership, Stu provides a guided tour, with a running commentary of all the hot button issues and current events. In short, a must read for anyone interested in firearms and their politics for whatever reason.