I realize that I have become rather obsessed with the topic but I will try and make this the final post for a while. I have a feeling that I know on what social issue the next novel will focus.
Sifting through the material that I collected are five more excellent articles regarding gun control that have appeared in the Atlantic.
Light Reading (not). Enjoy.
- · The Right to Bear Arms (1977) Dorothy Weil offers a satirical take-down of the pro-gun argument.
- · The Story of a Gun (1993) Erik Larson traces the history of a particular gun that was used to commit a school shooting.
- · The False Promise of Gun Control (1994) Daniel B. Polsby argues against gun control by pointing out that criminals will always be able to find guns, but honest people won’t be able to defend themselves if restrictions are tightened.
- · Second Thoughts on the Second Amendment (1996) Wendy Kaminer provides legal and historical background to the ongoing tension around the debate.
- · The Fall Into Guns (2000) Richard Slotkin discusses the role fear plays in gun ownership.
Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at http://www.alonshalev.com/ and on Twitter (@alonshalevsf).