Guns in America: A Review of The Future of the Gun

By on August 20, 2014
gun control

In this Bookmarks presentation, author Frank Miniter discusses his new book on guns in America, The Future of the Gun, with reviewer James Hedrick.

frank-miniterFrank Miniter is the New York Times bestselling author of The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide, Saving the Bill of Rights, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting. A frequent commentator on radio and television, he is a field editor for the NRA’s American Hunter and has been a senior editor at Outdoor Life magazine. He is now a contributor to Forbes and writes for the Washington Times, National Review, Human Events, and many other publications.

james-hedrickJames Hedrick is a federal government contractor and PhD candidate in political science at Rice University. In the past, he has served as a legislative fellow in the U.S. Senate, a Presidential Management Fellow with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an agricultural lobbyist, and a Democratic campaign staffer.

From the book’s press release:

New York Times bestselling author Frank Miniter explores the world of guns in America, revealing amazing innovation that can make the country a safer place. But ironically, the push for gun control is threatening to stop that progress in its tracks. “There are two wildly different gun cultures in America—the freedom-loving, gun-rights culture that upholds the responsible use of guns, and the criminal culture that thrives in spite of, or even because of, government attempts at restricting gun rights,” says Miniter. “Those two cultures lead to two different futures. The path we take will determine the future of the gun and the future of our freedom.” Mr. Miniter reveals state-of-the-art advancements that allow guns to take a giant leap into the digital age—advancements that Hollywood hasn’t even caught on to yet. His exclusive access to cutting edge technology provides insight into how the next generation of firearms can eliminate accidental deaths, save lives in the event of a mass shooting, and prevent criminals from carrying out attacks. But if the anti-gun lobby gets their way, much of that innovation will grind to a halt, and the future of freedom’s tool will become a thing of the past. The Future of the Gun reveals:

  • How the anti-gun lobby has been working to bankrupt the American firearms industry through reckless lawsuits.
  • How cutting edge technology can protect children from accidentally killing themselves or others with a parent’s gun.
  • How some teachers are being trained to use new firearms technology in order to protect students during a school shooting.
  • Why the mainstream media is losing the gun-control argument to gun owners who won’t back down.