The Truth About Gun Control

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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.