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One Nation Under Guns: An Essay on an American Epidemic (Speaker's Corner)by Arnold Grossman
Synopses & Reviews
The United States holds the dubious distinction of experiencing more civilian gun deaths than any industrialized nation on earth?nearly 30,000 per year. While a majority of Americans favor far more restrictive gun laws than currently exist, efforts to pass such laws are consistently thwarted by the powerful gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association. Now a new dimension of the gun epidemic has surfaced to cause even greater dangers to our society: deadly weapons in the hands of foreign terrorists. Terrorists need only turn to the flourishing illicit gun trade to amass weapons of destruction, as many already have. This eye-opening essay examines the scope of gun violence in this country?its causes, its dangers, and its possible solutions. Part of the Speaker's Corner Books series designed to stimulate discussion on issues that shape our society, One Nation Under Guns takes a rational and reasoned approach to an emotionally charged issue.
Book News Annotation:
Grossman (co-founder, SAFE Colorado, "a bipartisan advocacy group dedicated to reasonable gun controls designed to curb the gun violence epidemic") presents an extended essay protesting current gun control policy (or lack thereof) in the United States. He presents statistics demonstrating the number of guns in the United States--approaching one for every man, woman, and child--and the number of times guns are used in crimes, describes the legal loopholes that lets unsavory characters get their hands on guns, and discusses the roles of the National Rifle Association and the gun manufacturers in preserving the status quo. He also warns that with the threat of terrorism, US gun policy has become even more dangerous. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A startling look at the gun violence epidemic that is crippling our nation.
About the Author
Arnold Grossman logged a good deal of time as an observer of the Los Angeles scene where he worked as a film and television producer, and as a writer for both episodic and reality television.
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