Following the News: Books on Gun Control

Following the News: Books on Gun Control

I cannot even. This whole issue fills me with the rage of a thousand fiery suns. It hurts, it hurts, it hurts. 

Call your MoC/Senators to push for gun control

1) To ensure the House bills about the silencer and the reciprocity bill stay dead. 
2) To demonstrate popular support for Feinstein's bumper stock bill. 

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Guns by Stephen King

Guns
by Stephen King

Goodreads | Amazon
Published: December 29th 2003

“I read a jaw-dropping online defense of these weapons from a California woman recently. Guns, she said, are just tools. Like spoons, she said. Would you outlaw spoons simply because some people use them to eat too much? Lady, let’s see you try to kill twenty schoolkids with a fucking spoon.” 

Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings by Louis Klarevas

Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings
by Louis Klarevas

Goodreads | Amazon
Published: August 2nd 2016 

"America is a rampage nation, where mass shootings now pose the greatest credible threat to public safety, surpassing even terrorism."

The Last Gun: How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans and What It Will Take to Stop It by Tom Diaz

The Last Gun: How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans and What It Will Take to Stop It
by Tom Diaz

 

Goodreads | Amazon
Published: April 2nd 2013 

"Although Congress and the White House are perfectly prepared to “balance” other constitutional rights in pursuit of the so-called war on terror, neither has even the slightest inclination to do so in the case of gun rights, notwithstanding the massively disproportionate harm guns inflict on Americans."

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives by Gary Younge

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
by Gary Younge

Goodreads | Amazon
Published: October 4th 2016

"Those shot on any given day in different places and very different circumstances lack the critical mass and tragic drama to draw the attention of the nation’s media in the way a mass shooting in a cinema or church might. Far from being considered newsworthy, these everyday fatalities are simply a banal fact of death."
 

The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture by Pamela Haag

The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture
by Pamela Haag

 

Goodreads | Amazon
Published: April 19th 2016'

"We became a gun culture not because the gun was symbolically intrinsic to Americans or special to our identity, or because the gun was something exceptional in our culture, but precisely because it was not."

Melancholy Accidents: Three Centuries of Stray Bullets and Bad Luck by Peter Manseau 

Melancholy Accidents: Three Centuries of Stray Bullets and Bad Luck
by Peter Manseau 

Goodreads | Amazon
Published: March 29th 2016

"Most accidental gun deaths come and go with few tears beyond those shed by the next of kin. For those who merely read about them, they become either cautionary tales of innocents in the wrong place at the wrong time (what a pity!), or morality plays depicting the limitless stupidity of strangers (what a moron!). They are parables of a sort, and from the beginning they have often been framed in religious terms."

Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence by Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Edward Kelly

Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence
by Gabrielle GiffordsMark Edward Kelly

 

Goodreads | Amazon
Published: September 30th 2014 

"Why, then, can’t we agree on a few simple rules about gun ownership that honor the Second Amendment while protecting Americans from random gun violence? In the last two decades, anyone who’s dared ask that sensible question has been muzzled by intransigent and uncompromising political interest groups, most notably the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s response to any question about tightening restrictions on gun ownership is a resounding “No!” Though only about 1.5 percent of Americans are members, the NRA has the money and political might to rank among the most powerful interest groups in the nation. "

Making a Killing: The Business of Guns in America by Tom Diaz

Making a Killing: The Business of Guns in America
by Tom Diaz

Goodreads | Amazon
Published: March 1st 2000 


Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea by Joshua Horwitz, Casey Anderson

Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea
by Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson

 

Goodreads | Amazon
Published: April 29th 2009 

"The more serious problem is that by inculcating gun owners with a paranoid, obsessively antigovernment political ideology, the Insurrectionist movement has helped to stoke hostility toward government power (...) and pluralism (...). By promoting the idea that no person can or should rely on anyone else for anything important, the Insurrectionists' warped worldview shapes negative attitudes about government, mutual obligation, and community."

This was a shockingly difficult topic to find books for.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.

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