By Chad D. Baus
When that book hit the market in 1998, it quickly became recognized as what is perhaps the best critique of gun control ever written.
Having endured a term and a half of what was possibly, until that time, the most anti-gun presidential administrations in history, gun owners at long last could point to a high-profile, scientific treatise based on data for all 3,054 counties in the United States during 18 years from 1977 to 1994. Lott had published data proving what they had instinctively known all along – that states with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes, and that concealed handgun laws reduce violent crime.
Since that best-seller, Lott, who earned his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984, has continued to deliver further eye-opening research into the national conversation.
Released in 2003, The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You’ve Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong proves that assault weapons bans and “one-gun-a-month” laws actually increase crime, details flaws contained in “gun-free school zones” and “safe storage” laws, and provides stark evidence of anti-gun bias and selective reporting of acts of self-defense by the media.
And in 2006, Lott authored Straight Shooting: Firearms, Economics and Public Policy.
There can be no minimizing the significance Dr. Lott’s research has had on the fight to improve and defend gun rights in America. But in his latest book, Dr. Lott proves that he has even more to offer to our country.
In fact, Dr. Lott believes The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, has the potential to impact our country in more powerful ways than More Guns, Less Crime ever did.
And he’s not alone:
“John Lott is the nation’s preeminent expert on guns, and in The War on Guns he has done it again. Do mass shootings occur more in the U.S. than other developed countries? No. Did Australia’s gun laws make them safer? Hardly. Will background checks on private transfers of guns make us safer? No. He destroys one myth after another. John Lott is a national treasure.” ~ MARK LEVIN, constitutional lawyer, New York Times bestselling author, and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Mark Levin Show
“The Second Amendment has no better defender than John Lott. What makes him so invaluable is his ability to go beyond philosophical arguments and to engage opponents of gun ownership on the facts. Through rigorous research and analysis of data, he has been able to show in previous books that increased gun possession can actually make people safer and reduce crime. In The War on Guns, his latest contribution to the gun debate, he takes aim at a wide range of anti-gun shibboleths and exposes the fraudulence of each one. For that, he has done his country and the cause of gun rights a great service. For anyone looking to be armed with the truth about guns, I highly recommend that you add this book to your arsenal.” ~ TED CRUZ, U.S. senator, Texas
That’s just the start. The book’s opening pages are filled with a literal “Who’s Who?” of accolades from some of our nation’s brightest gun rights advocates.
In The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, Lott offers the most thorough debunking yet of the so-called “facts,” “data,” and “arguments” of gun ban extremists, exposing how they have repeatedly twisted or ignored the real evidence, the evidence that of course refutes them on every point.
As his publisher points out, “They’re coming for your guns” is not a scaremongering phrase—it’s a simple truth. To set that stage, Lott’s book opens with a quote from the Democrats’ presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton:
“The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment, and I am going to make that case every chance that I get.” ~ Hillary Clinton
Observing that the liberal justices on the Supreme Court are eager to reverse the court’s previous rulings, Lott predicts that a Hillary Clinton presidency would most likely spell the end of the Second Amendment as we know it. He also documents having been told personally by Barack Obama, in 1996, “I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns.”
Lott addresses comparisons, made by gun ban extremists, of the U.S. with other countries and exposes 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—all the while making false accusations that Lott’s own research is paid for and financed by the “gun lobby.”
In The War on Guns, Lott explains why gun licenses and background checks don’t stop crime; how “gun-free” zones actually attract mass shooters; and how anti-gun activists have targeted not just the Second Amendment, but the First Amendment—all in an effort to shut down pro-gun arguments. And for those who love seeing data presented visually, The War on Guns is chock full of graphs and figures.
The War on Guns is the essential book for defending your Second Amendment Rights—before they are taken away forever. Buy your copy today!
Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of BuckeyeFirearms.org, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.
Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities. Visit: www.buckeyefirearms.org