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Blown Away: American Women and Guns

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A controversy that has divided America for decades. A decision more women must confront every day.

In the long-standing and heated debate between gun-control advocates and supporters of the Second Amendment, the perspective of women has often been overlooked in what most perceive to be the "masculine" world of firearms. This is the subject journalist Caitlin Kelly was motiv
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 20th 2004 by Gallery Books
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Jan 27, 2014 Jen rated it liked it
This wasn't a bad book, but it might have benefitted from some more editting. Some of the paragraphs tended to jump around a bit without a segue from one to the other. I admit to the feeling of wanting to throw the book across the room a few times and if it hadn't been one I was borrowing, would have made that trip to the far wall.

The book, while pretty well researched, is dated. I would like to see this revised for a more contemporary time, BUT since gun laws are changing so rapidly, the autho
Mar 15, 2016 Cindy rated it did not like it
I really tried to read this, but I just couldn't. I got to page 43. It was so rambling, so anecdotal, so concerned with gender binary, and so inconsequential that I found myself dreading reading it. It's greatest contributions were stating that some women like guns and that women should learn how to use them -- sentiments that could have been dealt in an article. There were barely even any interviews with women who use guns. It was disappointing.
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Oct 16, 2007 Andrea Juliano rated it it was amazing
People often think I am crazy when I recommend this book. Knowing my personality and very liberally slanted beliefs, they are confused and think that perhaps I have fallen, hit my head, and woke up the extreme right wing side of things in bed with Charlton Heston. While this is extremely untrue, I found this book to be so interesting and enlightening. It not only provides a historical perspective on women and the use of guns in the U.S., but it also provides dozens of personal perspectives from ...more
Jul 03, 2008 Jeff rated it really liked it
Disclosure: I'm named in the acknowledgements here, but it's really not for doing much. Caitlin's insights into guns, power, women, and violence are well documented and compellingly organized.
Dec 28, 2010 Priscilla rated it liked it
So badly written. And in most respects just so very bad. But still kind of a fun read, even if what fun you're getting is being pissed off at the writer.
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