- The Washington Times - Friday, June 21, 2013

Own a gun? Emily Miller, an award-winning columnist for The Washington Times who’s made waves and rocked boats with her coverage of Second Amendment issues, wants your photograph for her new book.

The tome, “Emily Gets Her Gun … But Obama Wants to Take Yours,” will include photographs of average, law-abiding Americans posing with their weapons. And thousands of the pictures are sought, Ms. Miller’s publisher, Regnery, said.

Anti-gun extremists try to paint gun owners as back-country crackpots who can’t be trusted with the weapons they own,” the publisher said in a statement. “Send us your picture to show that gun owners are just like you and me — ordinary people with a sport, a passion, or just the plain old need to defend themselves.” 

The book comes on the heels of the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., as a level-headed look at the anti-gun lobby’s attempt to use tragedy to advance agenda.

It tracks the “lies, distortion, misrepresentation and emotional manipulation that is breathtaking in its vitriol and its denial of basic facts,” Regnery said, in a statement. “Their goal is to take away our Second Amendment rights and then disarm law-abiding Americans.”

Included is Ms. Miller’s personal story – how she was victimized by a home invader and decided to get a gun to stave off future incidents. She was then victimized again — this time by a government bureaucracy in the nation’s capital city that seemed to take joy in stalling her gun-permit process at every step.

“The gun rights debate isn’t just about firearms,” Regnery said in a statement. “It’s about protecting a fundamental right that is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. It’s about politicians who lie, manipulate and outright break existing laws to get what they want. It’s about President Obama wanting a bigger federal government to control you.”

And now Ms. Miller wants to see pictures of you exercising your Second Amendment rights. To submit a photo, follow this link: www.emilysguns.com.