The United States holds the dubious distinction of experiencing more civilian gun deaths than any industrialized nation on earthnearly 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 countryits 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.This eye-opening essay examines the scope of gun violence in this countryits causes, its dangers, and its possible solutions.
|Title||:||One Nation Under Guns|
|Publisher||:||Fulcrum Publishing - 2006|