Guns Gone Wild (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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This book is not based on hard facts. By the way, the AR is not just a black plastic riffle. LOL.
As a gun guy I found the book to be level, unbiased and well worth the price; buy it, read it!
Second, the article (book excerpt) is fun. I've hunted but I'm not a gun guy. The AR-15 craze is fascinating from so many standpoints. I'm a marketer, so seeing how a firearm product has adapted to the new market, and why it's so popular and addictive, is really cool. You can easily draw parallels between the AR and car tuning, or even game consoles.
It's a great portrait of how changes in demographics, technology, policy, marketing, urbanization, media, and manufacturing capabilities have coalesced into an interesting trend in the world of firearms.
Instead of trying to gather research the honest way, he chose the slimy route.
His book is a left wing, error filled hit piece, filled with facts that he has changed to fit his "yellow" style of writing.
If this was a real book, with pages, it still would not be worthy to line a bird cage with.
The original short review above was painfully written (several times) on my Kindle. I accidentally kept hitting the back button and deleting my text. Thus the abbreviated review. Now that I have some extra time at home I'll take an extra few minutes to elaborate and make Sean happy.
What I meant by "anti-gun" is that this article is condescending to AR-15 owners and the gun community. While I don't own an AR or plan to, those that do are portrayed as something just shy of an educated idiot, happy to be spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on a gun so the can be like the soldier he saw on the evening news.... Completely ignoring how popular 1911's are along with the current generation of Glock's, XD's, M&P's, etc.)
I found the writing to be a bit snarky and have a hard time believing many of the conversations took place as how they were written. I've yet to talk to anyone recently in the industry whining about "slow times". Try to find .380 ammo anywhere and you'll see what I mean...
Also the adjectives used tell a lot, the "roly poly" kid who likes to lick his "plump lips" while talking about his AR, is hardly a flattering description of the owner. Compare that to the description of Dennis Henigan from the Brady Center, "typically depicted by the NRA and its allies as the anti-Christ, is a mild, stoop-shouldered man of 60, with an enviable head of hair". I'll leave it up to you to take a guess on who's projected to be the sensible person and who is the gun nut with money burning a hole in his pocket. Oops did I just give the answer away?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a bit too pro gun for my comfort and taste. I vastly preferred Stephen Kings GUNS to this.Published on March 6, 2014 by Tim Ivers
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This is more of a magazine length article, but worth the 99 cent price. A good indication to the same author's forthcoming book.Published on February 26, 2013 by john messina
An honest discussion about guns and the folks that use them. Don't be put off by the negative reviews the article revived from gun users, who seem to be their own worst PR folks. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Frank Eichenlaub
FINALY, A BOOK WRITTEN WITHOUT PERSONAL FEELINGS THROWN IN. IT PUTS THE DEBATE IN A NEW LIGHT. I DONT OWN AN "AR" TYPE RIFLE, BUT I CAN UNDERSTAND THE ENJOYMENT OF THE PERSON... Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by ricksbro
Before buying this book I read many of the same reviews you likely have also read before coming to mine. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed reading this piece. But what really struck me was the negative comments from a vitriolic and reactionary cohort of gun owners. Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by Stephen Dublanica
I could not get past the product description. If a simple thing like a description could become an unsubstantiated lie, a personal political opinion, that tells you what the entire... Read morePublished on December 26, 2011 by GEH
The writer, in my opinion is not anti-gun per say nor is he pro-gun either. I actually like many aspects of this article; the changing demographics of gun buyers and their buying... Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by T. Riordan
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