The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong
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The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong

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Slicing through the emotionalmdash;but factually wrongmdash;arguments of gun control advocates this book busts a number of myths, demonstrating with hard statistical data and riveting anecdotes.
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Published February 1st 2003 by Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
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Michael Adamson
Jul 03, 2008 Michael Adamson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone-especially those who may be uncomfortable with guns
Recommended to Michael by: Self
This is one of the best books one could purchase to understand why gun ownership must be a liberty we fight for. As I have said before, I am not a gun nut, in fact I have sold most of my guns off and have taken up other hobbies (Birdwatching, mountain biking, flyfishing etc).

However, this book clearly shows the the tactics and misinformation that gun extremists go to try and take away our individual freedoms for gun ownership. It cites and breaks down many false reports and statistics. It also s...more
Thomas Dean
Wow. What a great read. I went into this book with all my preconceived notions aside and it blew me away. The author comes to this topic from a strictly by the numbers perspective.He doesn't just spout rhetoric or tired slogans as many do; he actually delves into numbers and statistics, many of which he worked on himself, as there wasn't a lot of research on these topics. I was surprised to find out just how much bias there is against guns from the media and the government. I highly recommend th...more
Jacqueline Isaacs
The author's use of economics to explain trends in crime and the impacts of gun control really helped me understand the issue.
This book is indeed better than More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws by the same author. It covers more topics and builds on that book, although there is certainly no need to read the previous one. The chapters with more interesting results (safe storage laws and assault weapons bans increase crime and don't decrease accidents, for example) are still journal articles but not quite as dry as in the previous book.

Lott makes a good point in this book: why aren't the benef...more
If you want to find out substantive truth about how various laws gun affect crime, how the media portrayal affects opinion and how the truth is often pushed to the side in this never-ending battle, READ THIS BOOK!

Loot is the definitive author in this matter. He pours thousands of hours into research and presents it in a "just the facts ma'am" way. He states at the outset, he has no agenda towards judging whether people should own guns or not, he simply states the cause and affect on various iss...more
why is it that some of the same people who demand abortion be available now and forever, hallelujah, amen, are some of the same people who would demand, as the good senator from cailifornia would, mr and mrs america turn them in (guns)?

so? does a woman on her way to the abortion clinic have the right to keep and bear arms to protect herself against rape and other harm? does she have that right to her body?

i don't believe lott, i know he doesn't, make the above argument/statements/questions in th...more
Christopher Schmidt
This book is great for anyone who wants to hear the other side of the liberal media's coverage of gun control. He makes a rational and objective argument and then backs it up with real numbers.
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John Richard Lott Jr. (born May 8, 1958) is an American economist and political commentator. Lott was formerly employed at various academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland, College Park, and at the American Enterprise Institute conservative think tank. He is currently a Fox News...more
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