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Examining the Armed Citizen: This new book from Paul Markel takes on gun control myths and considers the struggle to disarm citizens throughout history.

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Saratoga, Wyoming – (Studentofthegun.com) What makes a person an armed citizen? Where does the right to bear arms originate or is it even a right at all? Are the police legally required to protect citizens from criminals and terrorists? Did the Nazis really ban guns in Germany? Are countries with strict gun control laws more safe from crime and terrorism than those who allow their people to carry firearms?

All of those questions and more are considered in “Examining the Armed Citizen” by Paul G. Markel. The author examines, not simply the modern gun control movement but, the history of arms control worldwide. Both within and without the borders of the United States of America, the book takes a close look at laws and restrictions regarding the ownership of small arms by the people of a nation and the historical results of those actions.

Paul G. Markel is an Amazon Best-selling Author as well as a radio and television host. He has been writing professionally for 25 years. Mr. Markel became a United States Marine in 1987, has been a police officer, professional bodyguard, and small arms and tactics instructor. Visit www.studentofthegun.com for more, complimentary content.

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Author Professor Paul Markel

Paul G. Markel – Founder & President, Student of the Gun

Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor.

Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for more than two decades, with hundreds of articles in print and several #1 Amazon Bestselling books.

Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.

Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program.

Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.


Jarrad T. Markel - Producer & Digital Mastermind

Jarrad T. Markel – Producer & Digital Mastermind

Not just another pretty face, Jarrad T. Markel has experience and training beyond his years.

Jarrad has been training to be a fighter since elementary school when he first learned the art of collegiate wrestling.

Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA & boxing fights under his belt. Most recently, Markel joined Starting Strength Online Coaching and is part of the 200, 300, 400, 500 club.

More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. Years of experience producing, directing, and distributing all manner of digital media led him to be the C.O.O. at Student of the Gun. As a certified email marketing specialist, Markel has turned customers into raving fans, building a community of like-minded individuals by leveraging marketing automation to scale the human touch in his businesses.