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East Coast, Jewish, Educated, Liberal, Writer. That pretty much ticks off any and every box you can get for the privileged elite who want to tell you how to live your life. This book tells the story of how he fell in love with guns and became a "gun guy" himself. BUT the truth is that he isn't. He has a gun, he even has a carry permit but he constantly talks about why YOU should not have one. As a former liberal (but will never be conservative) myself I walked a very similar path. I too learned about the fake facts used by the left to try and pass more and more anti gun laws. I then used my new insight to look at other tactics on the left and found over and over again that almost everything they were pushing was all based on the same misinformation. And the same could be said for the right. But the author here talks about on one page about how these lies are pushed on us and then espouses all the other virtues of the left. It's absolutely insane to sit there and tell me that you have learned that they are lying to you about this one huge issue and then try to say "OH but they are being honest about the rest. And how dare you question them?". Honestly it sounds like he just surrendered to peer pressure. His job, his wife, his family and all of his friends are all far left anti gun types. He even points to editors refusing his articles because they were not antigun enough. But he never takes the next step to questioning where this all is coming from. He makes excuse after excuse for anti gun issues and then picks apart and comes up with ridiculous excuses for why the pro gun data says what it says. I think he is just tired of his wife and friends treating him like a pariah for liking guns. And like a "recovering catholic" he still can not shake off the decades of indoctrination. This could have been a great story of one mans journey, instead it's the perfect example of what the left will do to you if you dare to disagree with the party line. But in the end the hypocrisy of the left comes shining through. One day, while biking in a bad part of town his wife, who detests that he has a ccw, turns to him an says "do you have your gun with you" and when he says yes well then, everything is better and they ride on. You see, guns are bad, except of course when they need them.Avoid unless you want to watch a man crushed by peer and social pressure.
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the author spends a good part of this book complaining about how gun guys shove their politics down his throat but then subjects his readers to the same agony.
you will soon notice that, according to the author, he never does anything out of spite or carelessness. everyone around him who disagrees with him is just a gun but who, in his own words, refuses to accept responsibility for teenage suicide by gun and felony theft of firearms.
he complains so much about "gun guys" not wanting to compromise and actually blames victims of theft and home invasion for street crime by firearm
in typical modern liberal fashion his reasons for owning a gun and having a carry license are noble and just, and if yous differ then you are just some irresponsible southerner without a clue.
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