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The Last Gun

How Changes In The Gun Industry Are Killing Americans And What It Will Take To Stop It

By Tom Diaz

Newtown, Connecticut. Aurora, Colorado. Both have entered our collective memory as sites of unimaginable heartbreak and mass slaughter perpetrated by lone gunmen. Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago and Washington, D.C., are dealing with the painful, everyday reality of record rates of gun-related deaths. By any account, gun violence in the United States has reached epidemic proportions.

A widely respected activist and policy analyst—as well as a former gun enthusiast and an ex-member of the National Rifle Association—Tom Diaz presents a chilling, up-to-date survey of the changed landscape of gun manufacturing and marketing. The Last Gun explores how the gun industry and the nature of gun violence have changed, including the disturbing rise in military-grade gun models. But Diaz also argues that the once formidable gun lobby has become a "paper tiger," marshaling a range of evidence and case studies to make the case that now is the time for a renewed political effort to attack gun violence at its source—the guns themselves.

In the aftermath of Newtown, a challenging national conversation lies ahead. The Last Gun is an indispensable guide to this debate, and essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how we can finally rid America’s streets, schools, and homes of gun violence and prevent future Newtowns.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

1595588302


Format: Book
Author: Diaz, Tom
Summary: Explores how the gun industry has changed and how the nature of gun violence has changed in step with industry trends and argues that a renewed political effort is necessary.
Title: The last gun : how changes in the gun industry are killing Americans and what it will take to stop it / Tom Diaz.
Publisher Date: New York : The New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2013.
Subject: Firearms industry and trade -- United States Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States Gun control -- United States
Isbn: 1595588302 9781595588302
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Format: Book
Author: Diaz, Tom
Summary: Explores how the gun industry has changed and how the nature of gun violence has changed in step with industry trends and argues that a renewed political effort is necessary.
Title: The last gun : how changes in the gun industry are killing Americans and what it will take to stop it / Tom Diaz.
Publisher, Date: New York : The New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2013.
Description: 319 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Firearms industry and trade -- United States
Subjects: Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States
Subjects: Gun control -- United States
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-319).
Contents: Our daily dead: gun death and injury in the United States -- Supreme nonsense and deadly myths -- Women and children last -- Two tales of a city -- The third wave: beyond the gunshine state -- As close as you can get without enlisting -- Top secret: America's guns -- Paper tiger -- Solutions worthy of the name.
LCCN: 2012047230
ISBN: 1595588302
ISBN: 9781595588302
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 338.47683 Dia