If you want to know what role guns are likely to play in the United States in this century, you’re certainly not going to get any kind of unbiased or accurate answer from general news sources. Frank Miniter, who has been writing about guns for his entire career, fills the void with his new book. Want to see what’s coming? Here is about as good a look at the future of firearms as you are likely to get.”
DAVID E. PETZAL, rifles field editor, Field & Stream
Guns are demonized, idolized, politicized, and mostly misunderstood. With a clear voice, a reporter’s curiosity, and a polemist’s agenda, Frank Miniter explores the technology, politics, and influence of guns in America. His look ahead at the next generation of guns and how they will shape public policy is especially fascinating.”
ANDREW McKEAN, editor in chief, Outdoor Life
The Future of the Gun is an insightful look into gun politics and policy, written with
Frank’s trademark wit. An important read for every American.”
CHRIS W. COX, chief lobbyist, National Rifle Association
I first met Frank at the Supreme Court covering the Heller case. From his work there, I knew he was a top-notch reporter, and he shows his writing chops in The Future of the Gun. He offers an informed, yet highly readable look into our future. And he’s done it all in under three hundred pages.”
JIM SHEPHERD, editor and publisher, The Outdoor Wire Digital Network, including the Shooting Wire, and founding member of CNN
From the Inside Flap
Throughout American history, that’s what the gun has been. From the muskets at Lexington and Concord to the semiautomatic rifles and pistols that protect twenty-first-century homes, a gun in the hands of a law-abiding citizen is more than a symbol of liberty. It has been a primary tool of American freedom.
But as bestselling author Frank Miniter points out, there are two main storylines about guns in America today. One is the Big Lie of the mainstream mediaguns are a menace, an ever- present danger that needs to be regulated away.
The other storyline is the one that millions of Americans actually liveguns provide safety and security, whether in the hands of our nation’s soldiers or of law enforcement or of private citizens. Growing up with guns is for many Americans a way of life, tied up with hunting, sports, and most importantpersonal responsibility. For mainstream Americans, the future of the gun is bound up with the future of freedom.
In The Future of the Gun, you’ll learn:
Why anti-gun groups often oppose gun safety
How gunsand gun education for young peoplecut crime
How federalism could save your gun rights
New trends in gun technology that will make guns safer and more effective
Why most talk about assault rifles” is bogus
How military and civilian gun technology have always advanced in tandemfor the benefit of soldiers and private citizens
What guns will look like in just a few years
Want to know about the future of the gun? There is no better place than to start here.