This is a discussion on "CONTROL" Exposing the truth about guns within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I received my copy of Glenn Beck's new book "Control, Exposing the truth about guns" yesterday. I'm about half way through it and I have ...
I received my copy of Glenn Beck's new book "Control, Exposing the truth about guns" yesterday.
I'm about half way through it and I have to say it is a must read for everyone. It's not so much that there is any new information in it. Most of us here already know most of what is being related in the book. It's just that it is a comprehensive compilation of legitimate, documented and foot noted refutations of every argument and misconstrued piece of "evidence" that the antis have ever spewed.
I plan on tabbing the pages of the best info and carrying this around with me for those times that I have the opportunity to educate some un-informed/mis-informed fence sitter. I doubt that even this will be enough to change the minds of the truly rabid antis but any chance to move one more vote to the right is a good thing.
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I am not a fan of Mr. Beck, but I am sure he is just spouting statistics proven by other more reputable, and objective agencies. Glad you enjoyed it. Reading seems to be a waning past time.
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
Unless Beck is actually conducting primary studies, research, polls and the like, he isn't the source. IMO, such books and articles are generally most useful for pointing the way to the sources.
I try really hard to point to actual data, people, research, and not the mechanism I used to get it. ie, The Blaze (reporting), or Glenn Beck, or Massad Ayoob. Though, in the case of certain acknowledged authorities/experts on topics, there is a degree of mileage that can be gotten out of wise observations they've made.
Memorizing the facts from the book will not help at all when discussing guns with liberals. Liberals will not be confused with facts. They don't need no stinking facts.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato
That's the nice thing about this book. All of the info is referenced and sourced and all in one place. The FBI reports, the academic studies and the debunked lies and misconstrued data are all in one reference book.
Anyone who is going to dismiss me because my data source is GB is going to dismiss me regardless of where I get my info.
Just downloaded my copy about an hour ago...
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Every piece of data, every poll, every news story has a agenda.
The old joke about a large corp that needs to hire a CFO. They interview 3 people with each candidate receiving one question.
"What does 2+2=?"
The physicist answers "always 4 in this universe or any other".
The Math major answers "4; it is without fail 4."
The accountant closes all the curtains in the room and whispers "What do you want it to equal?"
"When those who are governed do too little, those who govern can, and will, do too much." Ronald Reagan
Do what you can; then do what you must
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Beck definitely has a very Conservative slant and I don't take everything he says as gospel, but I do agree with most of his views on where our county is going and who the enemy is. I don't think he lies.