The Seven Myths of Gun Control: Paperback Now Available

by Richard Poe
Tuesday, August 26, 2003

2:07 pm Eastern Time

From the Seven Myths Home Page

Did you know that your “smart gun” can serve as a homing beacon to track your movements from afar? That an assailant can disable your smart gun with an electromagnetic pulse generator? You would have known, had you read The Seven Myths of Gun Control by Richard Poe.

Seven Myths is no ordinary gun book. “[It] was delivered to me at a time when I had a number of projects on tap and was in no mood to dig into another book on gun rights,” recalls reviewer Mike Cumpston of “[G]iving me a pro-gun book is the very definition of preaching to the choir … Even the choir gets bored. Nevertheless I flipped the tome open and started to read, finding myself hooked by the time I had gotten through the Foreword by David Horowitz and the Author’s Notes which precede the book proper.”

As a journalist, Poe speaks in everyday language. He draws on the work of leading experts on guns, gun laws and violence such as John R. Lott, Jr. , Gary Kleck, David B. Kopel, Stephen P. Halbrook, Rudolph J. Rummel, Eugene Volokh, Aaron Zelman, Richard Stevens, Sarah Thompson, M.D., Dr. Stephen J. Suomi, Jeffrey Snyder, Roger D. McGrath and others, weaving their technical, legal, historical, medical and statistical findings into an engaging, easy-to-read narrative that debunks the favorite myths of the gun-ban movement.

But Poe does not stop there.

He goes beyond the usual academic disputes, breaking taboos and braving forbidden ground. Poe confronts the racial aspect of gun crime head on – noting that blacks in America commit murder at eight times the rate of whites. He dissects the Rosie O’Donnell Syndrome, sketching a psychiatric profile of leading anti-gun crusaders – many of whom are angry, unstable people, tormented by violent rages, irrational fears and deep resentments against mainstream society. In a section entitled “The End of Manhood,” Poe shows how far-left feminists have exploited the anti-gun crusade as a means to vilify men and masculinity. For these women, guns represent male power and sexuality, while gun control symbolizes the fulfillment of repressed castration fantasies.

Poe unveils the ideological origins of the anti-gun movement among Marxist radicals who seek to disarm the middle class in order to unleash crime and chaos, break down the “bourgeois” order and sow the seeds of revolutionary upheaval.

Now available in paperback (as of August 26, 2003), The Seven Myths of Gun Control demonstrates that the struggle for gun rights is a battle for America’s soul – one that will determine whether we will live as warriors in a free society or as serfs in the sterile, sexless, “Friendly Fascist” hive of tomorrow’s corporatist world order.

Now Available in Paperback

Preview the book. Go here to read Chapter 1 – which includes the terrifying, untold story of the Carpenter family “Pitchfork Murders.” Go here to read other excerpts from Seven Myths.

[From the Seven Myths Home Page]

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