Gun Guys: A Road Trip

Gun Guys: A Road Trip

by Dan Baum
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Gun Guys: A Road Trip by Dan Baum

Dan Baum is a gun fanatic. He is also Jewish Democrat who grew up in suburban New Jersey. In Gun Guys, he takes us on a guided tour of gun stores and gun shows, shooting ranges and festivals, contests and auctions, trying to figure out what draws so many of us to guns in the first place. Is it just part of being American?  Introducing a wide cast of characters, Baum shows both sides of the gun culture in America, bringing an entire world vividly to life, and in doing so helping to find a middle ground in the gun debate, where actual conversation can take place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307742506
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Series: Vintage Departures Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,238,518
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dan Baum is the author of Nine Lives, Smoke and Mirrors, and Citizen Coors. He was a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written for Rolling Stone, Harper’s MagazineThe New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.

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Gun Guys: A Road Trip 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author really nails the issues here, no matter what side of the "gun control vs. gun rights" debate you start from. About every other chapter, I found some nugget of "Wow, that explains what is going on, and totally makes sense!" Very well written, and presents an objective view. How can our country reach consensus and common ground on this issue? The author may not answer that question completely, but you'll walk away with better insight and a much richer understanding after reading the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago