MELP Book of the Week
The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies
By John R. Lott Jr.
When it comes to the gun control debate, there are two kinds of data: data that's accurate, and data that left-wing billionaires, liberal politicians, and media want you to believe is accurate. In The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, nationally-renowned economist John R. Lott Jr. turns a skeptical eye to well-funded anti-gun studies and stories that perpetuate false statistics to frighten Americans into giving up their guns.
In this, his latest and most important book, The War on Guns
, Lott offers the most thorough debunking yet of the so-called “facts,” “data,” and “arguments” of anti-gun advocates, exposing how they have repeatedly twisted or ignored the real evidence, the evidence that of course refutes them on every point.
In The War on Guns, you’ll learn:
Why gun licenses and background checks don’t stop crime
- How “gun-free” zones actually attract mass shooters
- Why Stand Your Ground laws are some of the best crime deterrents we have
- Women now hold over a quarter of concealed handgun permits
- How big-money liberal foundations and the federal government are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into “public health” studies, the sole purpose of which is to manufacture false data against guns
- How media bias and ignorance skew the gun debate—and why it will get worse
- From 1950-2010, not a single mass public shooting occurred in an area where general civilians are allowed to carry guns
We invite you to read, discuss, and share.
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