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Note to my friends and fans --
This press release is going to the national "news" media.
You are welcome to send it to your local media,
or use it in your club or other newsletters and correspondence.

The more gun owners we have, the more political power we have.
Help more people hold freedom in their hands. Gun owners understand.

When left-leaning anti-gun-rights people read this it boils their blood.
You can help move them. Get this into their hands.

I've got my latest research, the Feinstein gun-ban bill analysis and more, here: I'm working on a new Page Nine report,
I've just been backed up with so many other things.

FLASH: We filed our appeal with the Arizona Court of Appeals yesterday, against
censorship of our Guns Save Lives advertisements, which the City of Phoenix tore down.
I'll have the Goldwater Institute brief posted soon, it's superb, and I understand we will
be joined by an outstanding heavyweight in this First and Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit soon.


P.S. Come meet me at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show, Mar. 16-17, 2013,
at the Glendale Cardinals Stadium. Huge show. They have ammo. Free parking.

February 27, 2013
Contact: Felicity Bower, 602-996-4020


New book proposes novel solution
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A new book by a nationally recognized gun-law expert takes a surprising perspective on the gun controversy.

While the nation is debating how many and which firearms to ban, Your First Gun by prolific author Alan Korwin is advising people on overcoming the fears and inertia that keep them out of the gun community -- to more easily lose their gun virginity and buy a gun.

"It is completely out of left field," Korwin says, acknowledging the pun, "and against the flow of today's news, but that's exactly the point," he says.

"Sixty million American homes are safely armed -- and are never in the news -- so why not yours?" he asks.

Guns have great social utility, are virtually never used to hurt anyone, and this has been totally overlooked in the current frenzy. Is it time at last for you to get a gun? Americans are flocking to gun stores in record numbers -- this book tells why.

Your First Gun is not about how guns work, how to shoot straight or a shopper's guide. It is a plain-English question-and-answer look at the social and cultural ingredients of gun ownership. Gun owners take this for granted, but gunless people, and especially reporters and the political left, are essentially clueless about all this. It is an eye opener for people who aren't gun cultured.

Gun ownership is normal healthy behavior, and Bloomberg News recently reported* that more than half of all homes have at least one firearm, contradicting the book's position that half of all homes have guns. The figure is not precisely known, since gun ownership is a private matter in a free country like the United States. Half of everyone's neighbors own firearms, how about that.

In an unusual twist, the book is being marketed not to the gunless, though that is a secondary target, so to speak, but to gun owners themselves, for giving to their unarmed friends and relatives.

"Gun owners are frustrated," author Korwin says, "at how poorly they are understood by some people who are close to them. This book explains gun ownership in a friendly, normative way that communicates to the gunless and removes the confusion, doubt and fear. It's better than arguing with your co-workers or cousins."

Your First Gun bridges a gap between nice guys who own guns -- rich and poor -- and those who don't own or even understand why anyone would even want to own a gun.

"It is remarkable that in this day and age a person could graduate from high school or college and not understand why so many Americans choose to own firearms. Maybe something is missing in our education system. What do you think the chances are that a simple book like this would make it into a classroom for study these days? Would kids or teachers be punished for bring this book to school? It's only a book."

Reports that the public school system is spreading ignorance instead of education about firearms could not be confirmed before press time.


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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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