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Guns in American life

by Jervis Anderson

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Firearms -- Social aspects -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementJervis Anderson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTS533.2 .A54 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination132 p. ;
      Number of Pages132
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3185857M
      ISBN 100394535987
      LC Control Number83043195

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Guns in America documents and analyzes the history of firearms in America, exploring various aspects of gun manufacture, ownership, and use—and more importantly, the cultural and political implications which this history reveals/5(3).

A brief, calm, intelligent review of rifles and handguns in American life, past and present—the prototypical New Yorker fact piece—that leaves the issue exactly where it was: at an impasse.

Leading off with a quote from Dickens, Anderson (A. Philip Randolph, This Was Harlem) puts simply what we all know: ""Guns and shooting were an American institution long before that, and have remained. Geoffrey Canada, author of the book Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America, talks about what it's like to carry a gun.

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With expert contributions from the fields of criminology, Cited by: 9. This book offers an inside look at the life of a survivor, while also discussing the couple’s perspective on the gun control debate and the government’s role in solving the issue.

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And she found a book that changed her life: writer Moss Hart's autobiography Act One. (5 minutes). In the United States, gun culture encompasses the behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs about firearms and their usage by civilians.

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