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Outgunned: Up Against the NRA-- The First Complete Insider Account of the Battle Over Gun Control

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Ours is a nation in the grip of a strange kind of mania. Why after President Reagan was shot was there virtually no handgun legislation? Why after the Columbine massacre in Littleton, Colorado, was nothing done to regulate the tools that children most frequently use to kill one another? Why was there no legislative response after a six-year-old in Flint, Michigan, shot a c ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Free Press (first published December 31st 2002)
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Ian G
Feb 01, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
BORING!!! Not worth reading. It's a he said she said daily account of a group of lawyers who after taking on the tobacco industry and wining, decided to go after the gun industry. Very slow and boring writing style and is an effort to get through. What they didn't realize is that they were going against the majority will of the American people. The book is radically left wing and speaks of the NRA as the most evil organization in America. The NRA did a good job of preventing a lot of bad anti-gu ...more
Chuck
Jul 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
On the one hand, our colonizing ancestors used guns as a tool to exercise Manifest Destiny—the Bible's decree that God granted them dominion over nature. Armed, and fueled with this religious righteousness, some of our ancestral legacy includes systematic genocide against native American peoples, and systematic kidnapping and enslavement of native African peoples. On the other hand, Early gun manufacturers were the first to develop and apply technological innovations that formed the foundation f ...more
Joseph Ribera
Written from the "gun-grabbers" point of view, the authors pine over the failure of the plaintiff's bar (ambulance chasers), the Clinton administration and various municipalities to bring gun manufacturers to court to pay damages caused by gun deaths.

It started with the lawyers who won megabuck damages awards and concessions from the tobacco industry. They decided to do the same thing to the gun industry. In the case of the tobacco industry, the defendants knew that hat they were distributing wa
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Susan
Jul 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, politics
This book does give you a picture of the workings and power of the NRA and the shocking and unreasonable recalcitrance of their resistance to any imposition of quite reasonable safety measures. It's quite frightening. The book focuses on a series of worthy lawsuits brought by various cities against the NRA. I'm glad to have read it, but it does not have information about who the NRA really are and what their interests are. It was clear I think that the interests of the NRA go well beyond protect ...more
Kara
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written. Best I have found to show how closely the NRA works with the gun manufactures and what is blocking gun control progress.
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