Blaze TV host Dana Loesch is planning to release a new book entitled "Hands Off" that features a cover picture of the author holding an AR-15 assault rifle.

The book won't be out until October, but some critics are saying the cover is offensive because it includes the same type of assault weapon used in recent U.S. mass shootings.

According to the political blog Joe My God, Loesch posed "with the same style of gun used to murder 20 children in Sandy Hook... The AR-15 was also used this week in Oregon's school shooting."

Loesch told The Blaze about her book: "Gun control is the ultimate war on women. Firearms are the equalizer between the sexes. Sam Colt made us equal, indeed. This book explores that, the racist roots of gun control, and debunks the biggest arguments made by anti-gun extremists. The AR is on the cover because it is the most vilified, misunderstood rifle in America, responsible for the fewest crimes. Education is the antidote to ignorance. Consider this book the medicine.”

However, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2013 found that American women are 84 percent of all female gun victims in the developed world, reported The Atlantic. The study also said that American women with access to guns actually become homicide victims at much higher rates than men.

Sources: Joe My God, The Blaze, Annals of Internal Medicine, The Atlantic,