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The Truth About Gun Control


David B. Kopel

About the Book

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.

Published by Encounter Books.

About the Author

David B. Kopel is an associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute, adjunct professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at Denver University, and Research Director of the Independence Institute, in Denver. He is the author of No More Wacos: What's Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement, and How to Fix It, Antitrust After Microsoft, The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy: Should America Adopt the Gun Controls of Other Democracies?, and nine other books. He is an expert on firearms policy, juvenile crime, drug policy, antitrust, constitutional law, criminal sentencing, and environmental law.

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