Who is sovereign in the United States? Is it the People
themselves, or is it an elite determined to rule citizens who are
seen as incapable of making choices about their own lives? This is
the central question of the American gun-control debate.
In The Truth About Gun Control, David B.Kopel, associate
policy analyst at the Cato Institute, explains why the right to
keep and bear arms has always been central to the American
identity-and why Americans have always resisted gun control.
Gun control is not an issue of left vs. right, or urban vs. rural.
The right to bear arms is crucial to prevent large-scale tyranny by
criminal governments and small-scale tyranny by ordinary
criminals-and to protect our Constitution.
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