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Author: Dennis A. Henigan
Publisher: Potomac Books; 1st edition (June 1, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 282
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Lethal Logic, although not an official book of the Brady Campaign, presents what will likely be the key talking points for .

Lethal Logic, although not an official book of the Brady Campaign, presents what will likely be the key talking points for gun control advocates and their media allies in the coming months and years. America’s 1st Freedom. America’s 1st Freedom 2009-10-07). Dennis A. Henigan is the Vice President for Law and Policy at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Founder of its Legal Action Project

The book contends that the current political stalemate over guns will never .

Dennis A. Henigan is the Vice President for Law and Policy at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Founder of its Legal Action Project. Henigan coauthored Guns and the Constitution: The Myth of Second Amendment Protection for Firearms in America (Aletheia Press, 1995). Библиографические данные. Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths That Paralyze American Gun Policy.

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Long ridiculed by gun control advocates, they are the first words that come to mind for most Americans when .

Long ridiculed by gun control advocates, they are the first words that come to mind for most Americans when the gun issue is discussed. This is the first book both to acknowledge the profound and deadly impact of the gun lobby's bumper-sticker logic on the gun control debate and to systematically expose the misguided thinking at the core of the pro-gun slogans.

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Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. An armed society is a polite society. Henigan's Lethal Logic is thorough and well reasoned. Attempting to open the eyes of the blinded. com User, February 23, 2010. This book contains enough facts backed with sources and data to help anyone to understand a large part of why our fine country leads the world in death and injury from gun violence. History and facts support a bumper sticker: "The NRA promotes the death and injury of thousands of children a year.

“Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”“When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”“An armed society is a polite society.”Who hasn’t heard these engaging assertions, time and time again? Burned into the national consciousness by years of targeted, disciplined messaging by the National Rifle Association and others, they are just a few of the bumper-sticker slogans that have defined the gun control debate in America. Long ridiculed by gun control advocates, they are the first words that come to mind for most Americans when the gun issue is discussed.This is the first book both to acknowledge the profound and deadly impact of the gun lobby’s bumper-sticker logic on the gun control debate and to systematically expose the misguided thinking at the core of the pro-gun slogans. Indeed, the author contends that the gun lobby’s remarkable success in blocking passage of lifesaving gun laws is the result, in large part, of its relentless and effective use of these simple and resonant messages. Their persuasive power has been a largely ignored influence on the current politics of gun control, in which the gun lobby wields unprecedented power in the Republican Party, while many Democratic Party leaders see the policy benefits of stronger gun laws as not worth the political risk of standing up to the NRA. The book contends that the current political stalemate over guns will never be broken until the pro-gun slogans are exposed as the cleverly disguised fallacies that they are.
Comments: (7)
Vishura
The book highlights the need for more gun laws. Criminals, mentally disturbed people and even terrorists have no problem getting guns here. The man who shot the 2 policemen in NY recently had a criminal record and it meant nothing when he bought his gun. Any attempt to improve the situation is met with cries of " They want to take our guns away" which has never been the goal of the Brady Campaign or of any of the other gun safety organizations.
invincible
Very effective in exposing the various falsehoods spread in opposition to gun control as well as arguing the case for gun control. The facts are all in this book though the opposition to gun control is largely ideological rather than fact based.
Amarin
The unfortunate fact is that people think "gun control" and "gun ban" are the same thing. This book puts emphasis on regulation, not outright bans. It shows flaws in current policies that allow the "bad guys" to easily acquire guns, and shows what could be done to fix those loopholes while respecting lawful owners' rights.
Hulbine
Clear, concise, research-based arguments for gun control while directly refuting NRA arguments. This book is a excellent addition to the national discussion.
Just_paw
Dennis Henigan explains chapter by chapter how slogans often used by the gun toting community are false and often counter-productive to creating a safer nation. These claims include "Guns don't kill people. People kill people." and "An armed society is a polite society." as well as others. Henigan is staunchly anti-gun. This is no surprise seeing as how he is vice president for law and policy at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. I went into the book with an open mind but almost immediately found myself taking everything Henigan argued with a grain of salt. Henigan provides sources for his data but many of his sources come from very slanted sources. I sought to find the truth behind his claims and did much of my own research. I found many of his arguments to be misleading, drawing conclusions from facts that had little to do with the subject matter. The causality of many of his figures on guns and violence is questionable at best. Many of Henigan's claims, however, I found to be inaccurate, spun, or entirely false. From statistical errors occurring in the first sentence (claiming 70% of Americans support a ban on assault weapons, when in reality it is only 50% [Gallup,2009]) to misguided comparisons, Henigan goes to great lengths to use rhetoric in order to push a gun control agenda. Henigan notes that the Brady Act could be used to reduce the "gun show loophole", that is, that private dealers at gun shows do not require background checks as they are considered private sales. Henigan fails to note, however, that only 0.7% of convicts obtained their guns from gun shows, an almost negligible figure.

Overall, a well put together book with lots of information, but it definitely falls short of qualifying as a reference for guns and violence in America.
Urtte
This book is surprisingly thorough for its size. In each chapter, Dennis Henigan states one of the familiar pro-gun slogans and clearly elucidates its logical flaws. Granted, this can be quite simple. For example, he quotes Ozzy Osbourne in the first chapter as saying, "I keep hearing this [expletive] thing that guns don't kill people, but people kill people. If that is the case, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why not just send the people?" The reader is to infer quite obviously that if a man like Osbourne, who has been known to make poor choices in his life, can see the logical fallacy in this argument, everyone else should. Henigan, however, does not stop there; he carefully addresses the results of accepting the pro-gun arguments, and explains how stricter gun laws and enforcement could benefit everyone including, or especially, responsible gun owners by making guns safer and stemming the flow of legally manufactured and purchased guns to the hands of criminals or unstable individuals.

Henigan's proposals and arguments appear to be designed to find common ground among gun owners and gun control supporters because he is not opposed to individuals owning guns. Further, in several places, Henigan discusses the fairly recent Heller decision and its implications. Even though he does not agree with the ruling, Henigan believes that the decision, which affirms an individual's right to own a gun and the right to regulate said right, should allay gun owners' fears that their guns will be banned and confiscated, and direct the debate to sensible laws and enforcement. The reader is left to infer, to twist a slogan, that if only well trained law abiding stable individuals had guns that did not fire when dropped, outlaws would be severely disadvantaged.

Henigan briefly touches on the faith some gun rights supporters have in their beliefs about guns. For example, in chapter 3, he quotes Warren Cassidy, the former NRA leader, saying, "You would get a far better understanding if you approached us as if you were approaching one of the great religions of the world." Further, Henigan also states in the prologue that he is, "not arguing that destroying the NRA MYTHOLOGY [emphasis added]," although necessary, is sufficient to overcome the political power of the NRA. As a person of faith, I am aware that many of things that I believe to be true, not just in a spiritual sense, e.g., love your enemies, turn the other cheek, etc., but in a historical sense as well, e.g., a virgin birth, a physical resurrection of an executed man, the God of universe becoming a baby, etc., seem foolish. In fact, Paul, one of the earliest leaders of my faith, even addressed the apparent foolishness of Christianity in his first letter to the Corinthians. I freely admit that no amount of logical explanation can persuade me to let go of these beliefs because I accept them on faith. Since one of the tenets of my faith is honesty, not to admit as much does a disservice to my beliefs.

Before I purchased this book, I read quite a few of the reviews on Amazon. It is woefully apparent that most of the negative comments were written by people who did not read the book or did not consider the arguments presented therein. As well written and thorough as Henigan's book is, I fear that nothing short of a religious type conversion or apostasy, depending on your viewpoint, will change hearts and minds on this topic.
Levaq
This book contains enough facts backed with sources and data to help anyone to understand a large part of why our fine country leads the world in death and injury from gun violence. History and facts support a bumper sticker: "The NRA promotes the death and injury of thousands of children a year." The main reason for the NRA to use their powerful muscle to block any and all registration of fire arms and cartriges is a paranoid and false fear that it will lead to the loss of owning their legal guns. Gun owners now have a clear "constitutional" right to own guns for self defense. So, what keeps the NRA from supporting laws that will reduce gun ownership by criminals and the mentally ill? Dennis Henigan provides some reasonable answers if you have eyes to see and a rational mind.
I am enjoying the book. It depends overly much on quotes and is rather repetitive. It does a effective job of accomplishing what it set out to do, however.