By Joel Parks
Dana Loesch hosts her own TV Show, ‘DANA,’ on The Blaze Network as well as a nationally syndicated radio show, The Dana Show. More importantly, she’s a wife and mother. Dana grew up in midwest flyover country where guns are used to put meat on the family table and provide protection for the family. She has become a fierce advocate of our Second Amendment rights as evidence by her recent book Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America . . .
Never known as the shy, retiring type, from the beginning Dana jumps right into the fray and takes on the current cabal of politicians, race hustlers and tragedy exploiters who would limit Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. As she works her way through the next 11 chapters there is no doubt where she stands on the Second Amendment. She is never shrill in her presentation, making her points with feistiness and humor. If you take nothing else from this book, make sure you remember this single overriding theme: Dana likes her guns.
I especially enjoyed Chapter 6, “Gun Control, A Rapists Best Friend.” Dana does a great job bringing rape survivors’ stories and emotions to life. She is very tough leading up to “Firearms: The Ultimate Equalizer for Women”.
Chapter 10 “Reclaiming the Language” is a fun exercise in loaded terms such as “gun control” and “assault weapons”. She has a good time going through the definitions, language machinations, distortions and ways that the liberal left parses the words we use to frame the debate to their advantage.
Chapter 11 “The Fourteen Biggest Anti-Gun Lies, Debunked” is a step-by-step primer on how to counter those false narratives that the gun control groups spin over and over again. If they don’t have the facts on their side – and they almost never do – they make some up to support their civilian disarmament arguments. I particularly like Lie #2: Gun control means crime control and Lie #7: High-capacity magazine clips are dangerous and should be regulated.
Dana’s thoughts and ideas are well documented with extensive notes and citations to support her arguments. She knows her subject well and has clearly done her homework.
I would recommend the book to anyone who owns guns, or would like to own guns for any lawful purpose. Hands Off My Gun might just come in handy in a discussion with an anti-gunner or a fence-sitter. The book probably won’t convoke the anti-gun haters because hate is what they seem to do best. Gun grabbers don’t like inconvenient facts that counter their firmly held belief system.
Dana’s opus won’t turn Michael Bloomberg, Shannon Watts or whole passel of legislators around the country into Second Amendment supporters. They are a lost cause, unless they get mugged by reality while their 24 hour security teams on a coffee run. But for those looking to buttress their pro-gun arguments, Hands Off My Gun should come in handy.