The Gun That Changed America

Book - 2015
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Examines the origins of America's debate over gun control sparked by a practical gun intended for military use that became a weapon of choice for outlaws before Congress attempted to remove it from the streets.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626720848
Branch Call Number: Y 683.422 Blumenthal
Characteristics: 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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Chapel_Hill_MarkR Feb 13, 2016

For anyone with an interest in the bootleg era (or with 'enthusiams' for 'The Untouchables') this is a great introduction. It's a short read but this gun's fascinating history is has parallels to many of today's debates - the Tommy owes much of its popularity and notoriety to the media and even triggered Second Amendment debates. Filled with illustrations and pictures, this is one of my favorite non-fiction books of 2015.


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