Control: Exposing the Truth about Guns

Book review by Dave Urbanski, editor of TheBlaze Books


Glenn Beck's book control
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When our founding fathers secured the Constitutional “right of the people to keep and bear arms,” they also added the admonition that this right SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

It’s the only time this phrase appears in the Bill of Rights.

So…why aren’t more people listening?

History has proven that guns are essential to self-defense and liberty—but tragedy is a powerful force and has led many to believe that guns are the enemy, that the Second Amendment is outdated, and that more restrictions or outright bans on firearms will somehow solve everything.

They are wrong.

In Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns
(the reigning Featured Book at TheBlaze Books), Glenn Beck presents a passionate, fact-based defense of Americans’ right to bear arms…and in so doing also reveals why the gun control agenda isn’t really about controlling guns at all—in the end, at its core, it’s about controlling us.

In addition, this compact handbook also takes on and debunks common myths and outright lies that are often used to vilify guns and demean their owners:

  • The Second Amendment is ABOUT MUSKETS…
  • GUN CONTROL WORKS in other countries…
  • 40 percent of all guns are sold without BACKGROUND CHECKS…
  • More GUNS MEAN more MURDER…
  • MASS SHOOTINGS are becoming more common…
  • No CIVILIAN needs a “weapon of war” like the AR-15 . . .
  • ARMED GUARDS in schools do nothing; just look at Columbine . . .
  • Stop FEARMONGERING; no one is talking about TAKING YOUR GUNS AWAY.

Backed by hundreds of sources, Control gives everyone who cares about the Second Amendment the indisputable facts they need to reclaim the debate, defeat the fear, and take back their natural rights.

Check out Glenn revealing the story behind the creation of Control:

(Related: After you’ve read Control, be sure to check out TheBlaze’s comprehensive series of articles on “Guns in America.”)

Here’s Glenn breaking down the progressive agenda to flip the Constitution by going after guns and trying to ram gun control down the throats of the American people:

In the following excerpt, Beck parries back the arguments against “assault weapons” with facts that the media consistently ignores:

The killer in Newtown used a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle. This weapon bears a physical resemblance to the M-16, a machine gun that has been used by the U.S. military since the Vietnam War. It’s frequently said that there is “no reason” for such “military-style weapons” as the Bushmaster to be available to civilians. But isn’t that a lot like saying there is no reason why any civilian should drive a military-style car like the Hummer?

The key word, of course, is style. The Hummer may be military in style, but not in substance. Likewise, “assault weapons” like the Bushmaster may be similar to military guns in their cosmetics, but not in their operation. One pull of the trigger; one bullet.

In truth, an “assault weapon” is whatever the Dianne Feinsteins of the world say it is. They attempt to create federal bans that identify these weapons based on their cosmetic features, like barrel shrouds, folding stocks, pistol grips, etc., but none of these things have anything to do with the lethality of the weapon. It’s almost like gun-discrimination: we treat weapons differently based solely on their outward appearance.

Fully automatic weapons (i.e., “machine guns” ) are, on the other hand, not military-“style” weapons; they are actual weapons—and they’ve generally been outlawed for civilian use since 1986. While the media and controllists don’t like the make that distinction clear, this debate has nothing to do with those weapons.

Turning the tables on the age-old canard that “the weapon itself is to blame,” Beck talks a bit about “knife control” in the wake of a Texas campus stabbing: