- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Three Rivers Press (August 26, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761524258
- ISBN-13: 978-0761524250
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,266,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Seven Myths of Gun Control: Reclaiming the Truth About Guns, Crime, and the Second Amendment Paperback – August 26, 2003
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Praise for The Seven Myths of Gun Control:
"A blockbuster book every freedom-loving American should read." —Christopher Ruddy, editor, NewsMax.com
"Every woman in America should read The Seven Myths of Gun Control. As the saying goes, 'God made man and woman, Colonel Colt made them equal.'" —Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist and bestselling author
"The Seven Myths of Gun Control shatters preconceived notions of the gun control debate. Richard Poe correctly points out that the Second Amendment is itself a civil right, a right desperately needed by society's most vulnerable citizens. For those concerned about all of our civil liberties, The Seven Myths of Gun Control is an invaluable resource." —Niger Innis, national spokesman, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
"This delightful, lively book exposes the myths of the firearms prohibitionists. Armed Americans won their Revolution, and armed Swiss dissuaded Hitler, while all too often the disarmed have been slaves or suffered genocide. Richard Poe shows that the right to bear arms is at the cutting edge of the eternal struggle for liberty." —Stephen P. Halbrook, Ph.D., J.D., author, That Every Man Be Armed and Target Switzerland
"Richard Poe has spoken a forbidden truth. Only a warrior people, armed and ready to defend their liberties, can expect to live free. As a Comanche, I know that he who takes my bow is my enemy." —David A. Yeagley, columnist, FrontPageMagazine.com
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From the Author
The Seven Myths of Gun Control was written not out of any personal zest for firearms, but out of my sense of duty as a journalist and citizen. I could no longer stand silent while my Constitution was shredded. The Second Amendment was not written to protect the rights of hunters and sportsmen, but rather to ensure a vital liberty, important to every American. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Lacking the depth of analysis of John Lott's fabulous book, "More Guns, Less Crime," Poe's book still fills an important void in the logical argument that needs to be presented.
This is a book every freedom-loving person, and especially woman, in America should read. If you are already a believer in the Second Amendment, this book will give you added ammunition (forgive the pun) in your ability to convince opponents of the errors in their thinking. If you are anti-gun, this book will shatter your preconceived notions and the illogic of the fireams prohibitionists' claims.
The seven myths that are continually and emotionally espoused, but rationally and logically exposed as totally false by Poe, are:
Myth 1: Guns Increase Violent Crime
Myth 2: Pulling a Gun on a Criminal Endangers You More Than the Criminal
Myth 3: Guns Pose a Special Threat to Children
Myth 4: The Second Amendment Applies Only to Militiamen
Myth 5: The Second Amendment Is an Obsolete Relic of the Frontier Era
Myth 6: We Should Treat Guns the Same Way We Treat Cars, Requiring Licenses for All Users
Myth 7: Reasonable Gun-Control Measures Are No Threat to Law-Abiding Gun Owners
If you own a gun...read this book
If you are thinking about owning a gun...read this book
If you "hate" guns...read this book
If you "hate" guns and make a living off persuading other people to "hate" like you...then try a differnet book. Because this one sells truth not the stuff you make you living off of.
In very clear and straightforward language anyone can understand, Richard Poe dispels each and every argument the left has made against guns in the course of the debate. Just see the table of contents above (great feature). Each myth named, he dispels quite clearly and concisely. Not only are the empirical statistic based arguments there, so are the logical and historical arguments. Even if you're relatively new to this topic and haven't done much research on the issue before, this would be the book for you if you are now interested in getting your feet wet. As he dispels the arguments of the left, he also lays down the case for the right.
If you've found yourself believing any one of those myths outlined in the table of contents, or unable to respond to those arguments from the left, this book is for you.
Mr. Poe includes so much new and astounding information, I had to stop reading on several occasions and ask myself if the stories were true. Of course, statistics and news items were supported with references that the interested reader could use as a starting point for further research. Even if you are familiar with the history of the Swiss militia or with comments made by prominent anti-self-defense hypocrites, this book explores stories and angles untouched by the mainstream media.
Additionally, the epilogue ("The End of Manhood") provides the author's insight on the left's attempt to eradicate masculinity from American culture.
I am going to buy additional copies of this book and send them to my misguided, gun control supporting friends. I know that if I still believed as they do, this book would force me to question my life philosophy.
I just finished reading this book last night. You absolutely must read this book if you are a 2nd ammendment supporter! Especially if you are male. I read this one from cover to cover right after I finished John Lott's book More Guns, Less Crime, and it is a great companion book to that one. Lott's book is full of great information (statistical data), but it reads like a college textbook. Poe's book is a smooth, interesting & a quick read. It was hard to put down. I sat up evenings reading this and I took it to work to read at lunch. Now I want my son, my wife and my co-workers to read it. I recommend it as required reading for anyone who feels that owning and carrying a gun is your God-given right.