ON-Lion Letter
When it comes to the gun-control debate, there are two kinds of data:  data that's accurate, and data that left-wing billionaires, politicians, and the media want you to believe is accurate. 

In his new book The War on Guns:  Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, from Regnery Publishing, economist John R. Lott, Jr., turns a skeptical eye to well-funded anti-gun studies and stories that perpetuate false statistics to frighten Americans into giving up their guns.

Lott is founder and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, which is supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.

"Misleading claims have been made about how frequently mass public shootings occur in the U.S. compared to Europe and the rest of the world (hint:  they aren't more common in the U.S.); how frequently mass public shootings occur in places where civilians can protect themselves with guns (very rarely); whether large capacity magazines are associated with more fatalities (they aren't); if background checks on the private transfers of guns stop mass public shootings (they don't); or if countries with lower gun ownership rates have high murder rates (yes)," Lott writes in The War on Guns' introduction.  "Those are just some of the issues that we well be exploring in this book."
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