Control: Exposing the Truth about Guns
Control: Exposing the Truth about Guns, by political pundit Glenn beck is divided into two main sections. In the first section, Beck goes after the most popular pro-control arguments one at a time. Beck takes those arguments and attempts to dismantle them, using some of the data typically used in pro-gun-control arguments, and even using some of the same language used by those who favor Gun Control. The second section of Control explores some of the root causes of violence in the United States. Beck theorizes about what might influence children, adolescents, and adults to go onto murderous rampages in public schools, universities, shopping centers, movie theaters, restaurants, and the rest of the other public and private places where on more than 60 occasions a mass shooting has occurred in the United Sates in the last 30 years.
But Beck denies the notion that gun crimes are increasing, and explains that the perception of growing gun violence is only a result of disproportionate media coverage. He also states that killing sprees are not exclusive to the United States, although the rate of people killed by guns in the US is 19.5 times higher than that of similar developed countries around the world.
The book is succinct, and gets directly at the main points the author is driving at. It is absolutely free of fluff or flowery language, as one might expect by the nature of the subject. But do expect quite a bit of follow-up reading, as there are more than 25 pages of references at the end of the book to provide the reader with a comprehensive list of the exact sources of data and other information that Glenn Beck used to formulate and support his theories.
On very rare occasions a book is the work of a single person, Control is not the exception. And the quality of the staff and researchers employed in the crafting of this book is also nothing short of outstanding.
Control is a good book for those seeking involvement, or even just those who might have an interest in entering the discussion for or against gun control. I would definitely recommend this book as a great source where one may acquire an education into the perspective of those that oppose gun control.