The Bias Against Guns
|The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong|
|Genre||Gun politics in the United States|
|Publisher||Regnery Publishing, Inc.|
|Publication date||March 25, 2003|
|Dewey Decimal||363.3/3/0973 21|
|LC Classification||HV7436 .L68 2003|
|Preceded by||More Guns, Less Crime|
The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong is a book by John Lott, following up on his controversial More Guns, Less Crime. It is intended to reach a broader audience than its highly technical predecessor. Lott explores what he sees as misconceptions about gun ownership, including the practice of carrying concealed weapons.
The Bias Against Guns has two parts. The first explains what Lott believes is the source of false information about gun ownership. The second examines the issues regarding gun ownership, paying specific attention to topics that often arise in debates over gun politics.
Lott's book has been well received by those in the pro-gun lobby and amongst conservatives more generally. Two reviewers on the website National Rifle Association's Institute for Legal Action ()[neutrality is disputed] describe how Lott's book:
has thrown a monkey wrench into the plans to disarm civilians. Readers who understand human nature and the mechanism of deterrence will find validation for everything they have intuitively known. As Lott has done in the past, he does so again with an unparalleled intensity.
In contrast, Lott's book has been very poorly received by the anti-gun lobby and amongst political liberals more generally.
- Freedomnomics - Lott's newest book
- More Guns, Less Crime - Lott's preceding work, a statistical study of the effects of gun control laws.
- Private Guns, Public Health
- Carrying concealed weapons
- Gun politics
- Gun control
- Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
- Debating Gun Control Laws - Book discussion