Debunking the lethal logic behind the pervasive myths that have framed the gun control debate
Product Code: 6488
ISBN: 9780807088845
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published Date: 08/09/2016
Availability:In stock
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Price: $16.00

"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." We've all heard these slogans time and again. The result of a targeted marketing effort by the NRA and other pro-gun organizations, these catchphrases have come to define the contemporary gun control debate.

Dennis Henigan explodes the misguided thinking at the heart of these pro-gun slogans and dissects their deadly impact on US gun policy in this completely revised and updated edition of his much-praised 2009 hardcover (Lethal Logic, which has never been published in paperback). The gun lobby's remarkable success in infiltrating the gun control lexicon with these catchy slogans has allowed them to block lifesaving gun legislation for decades and gained them unprecedented influence in American politics.

In this well-researched but accessible book, Henigan takes the NRA's myths to task and exposes the fallacious thinking behind the gun lobby's bumper-sticker logic.


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PROLOGUE
A Tortured Mythology

CHAPTER ONE
Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People

CHAPTER TWO
When Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Guns

CHAPTER THREE
Gun Control Is a Slippery Slope to Confiscation

CHAPTER FOUR
An Armed Society Is a Polite Society
CHAPTER FIVE
The Only Thing That Stops a Bad Guy with a Gun Is a Good Guy with a Gun

CHAPTER SIX
We Don't Need New Gun Laws. We Need to Enforce the Laws We Have.
CHAPTER SEVEN
Is Budweiser Responsible for Drunk Drivers?

CHAPTER EIGHT
The Second Amendment Is the First Freedom

EPILOGUE
Beyond Mythology to Life-Saving Laws

Acknowledgments

Appendices

Notes

"No one knows more about our epidemic of gun violence and no one can state the case for sanity better than Dennis Henigan, who eviscerates the Orwellian myths through which the NRA justifies so much death." -Richard North Patterson, author of Eclipse and Balance of Power

"Henigan effectively disarms the gun lobby's arguments, fighting back with equal doses of common sense and uncommon insight....A must-read for every American who longs to bring sanity to our nation's gun laws." -Arianna Huffington

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