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Dennis A. Henigan is director of legal and policy analysis at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and formerly vice president of the Brady Center to prevent Gun Violence.

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In debunking the many myths prevalent in the contemporary gun debates Dennis A. Henigan makes far more good points than bad. And unlike some bloated commentary, he does not simply create more bumper stickers, that is a weak and horribly misguided misreading of the book. But alas, some people can only repeat a few cherry-picked items to create an illusion so...

Back to the book, the evidence supports more stringent gun (and bullet) control, which to the knee-jerks (and the just plain jerks) means "they gonna take all my guns!" With very few exceptions that is not what adequate control as debated would do. But they can always use the over-used and, again, weak counter about a slippery slope. These people must live in mountainous ice country to experience so many slippery slopes.

I would recommend this to people on both sides of the debate and those, who are likely the majority, who are in the middle and confused because of the hyperbole from (mostly) the NRA but also the gun control lobby as well. Unfortunately this is one of the topics that find very few venues for actual debate and you usually end up with tangential bluster about mental health (which is certainly a concern but is used as a smoke screen so that, by attacking the mental health profession the debate switches to a different topic) or historical events and debates that only tangentially touch on the topic as it stands today.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via Edelweiss.
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pomo58 | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 28, 2017 |
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Dennis Henigan spends the majority of "Guns Don't Kill People" picking apart the most common anti gun control sound-bites. The book takes a logical, reasoned approach to debunking gun control myths, backed up with facts and data. That being said, if you're looking for a book that presents both sides of the issue, this is not the book for you. However, I believe it is one everyone interested in this issue should read.
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DoctorDebt | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 12, 2016 |
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Gun control - always a hot topic for so many. You definitely know which side of the debate that Dennis Henigan is on. This was a challenge to get thru, and I don't think I'll be re-reading the book. I would still suggest it to anyone that wants to at least learn how one side thinks.
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CharlesSvec | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 20, 2016 |
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In this book, Henigan takes on the most common (and most successful) of the NRA's pat bumper sticker slogans and shows them to be false, misleading, and at worst, destructive. The data, evidence, and history simply do not support the NRA's agenda. I, like most Americans, support effective, reasonable gun control. I am also a law enforcement officer who carries a gun everyday for work. This book opened my eyes to the truth about guns in our society.
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LaineyMac | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 17, 2016 |



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