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Straight Shooting: Firearms, Economics and Public Policy Hardcover – January 1, 2010
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"John Lott is my academic hero." -- Ted Nugent, rock 'n' roll star and author
"Written by a man who is one of the foremost scholars on the armed citizen." -- Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes
"You'll want to have this intellectual ammunition." -- Walter E. Williams, economist and syndicated columnist
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Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Lott has held positions at the University of Chicago, Yale, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton and Rice. Lott has published over 100 articles in academic journals. He is the author of numerous books and opinion pieces and regularly appears on national television.
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The book is not a succession of chapters where each chapter builds on the conclusions from the previous. Rather, it's just a collection of unrelated 2 page-long articles. No data tables. No graphs (I love graphs).
I'm still looking for a well structured work on the matter.
As the previous reviewer has noted, the first reviewer obviously meant to give this book 5 stars and not 1.
He discusses the assault rifle ban, arming pilots and disarming Iraq as well as many other topics. It is all highly readable and definately recommended.
What a pity the opponents of firearms are unlikely to read it.