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Gunfight : my battle against the industry that radicalized America / Ryan Busse.

Busse, Ryan, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781541768734
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
One Nation Under Guns -- Hole in the Wall -- Ground Floor -- Rookie of the Year -- Moving Iron -- Killers, Clingers and Clintons -- Beating a Hangover -- Coffin Factories and Horror Movies -- Was it a Kimber? -- Tobacco and Firearms -- The Wages of Sin -- Busted -- Center of Mass -- Rescued by The Sky People -- Tupperware Party -- Couch Commandos -- ZumboMania -- The Best Gun Salesman in America -- Bulletproof Glass -- Dead Or In Jail -- Keeping Score -- Wearing a Target -- The Trump Slump -- Clenched Fist -- Speaking Truth to Bullshit -- Position of Power -- Totalitario -- Un-American Carnage.
Summary, etc.:
"Ryan Busse has traveled a long, circuitous path along the American gun journey. As an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and conservationist-all things that the firearms industry was built on-he rose to the highest ranks of the rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar firearms industry. But rampant fear-mongering, racism, hardline conservative politics, massive profits from semi-automatic weapons sales, and McCarthyesque policing have driven Busse to do something few other gun executives have done: he's ending his nearly 30-year career in the industry to tell its secrets. He watched the industry change from its smaller, less corporate and far-less-powerful form to the partisan, power-hungry entity it is today. He thought he could go up against the power of the industry from within, and over the years had made small inroads toward sensible gun ownership and use. But that's simply not possible anymore. This book is a whistleblower's call-out, a voice-driven tale of personal transformation, and a fast ride through wild times and colorful characters that populate a much-speculated-about, but little-known industry. It's about how the current politics surrounding guns were developed by a small group of people who figured out how to wield enough power to have massive influence. It's also a story of how authoritarianism spreads in the guise of freedom, how voicing one's conscience becomes an act of treason in a culture that demands sameness and loyalty"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Busse, Ryan.
Firearms industry and trade > Political aspects > United States.
Firearms industry and trade > Moral and ethical aspects > United States.
Firearms ownership > United States.
United States > Politics and government > 1989-
United States > Social conditions > 1980-

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Gunfight : My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America
Gunfight : My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America
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Table of Contents

Gunfight : My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Author's Notep. xi
Prologuep. 1
1One Nation Under Gunsp. 5
2Hole in the Wallp. 18
3Ground Floorp. 29
4Rookie of the Yearp. 40
5Moving Ironp. 48
6Killers, Clingers, and Clintonsp. 56
7Beating a Hangoverp. 70
8Coffin Factories and Horror Moviesp. 83
9Was it a Kimber?p. 94
10Tobacco and Firearmsp. 106
11The Wages of Sinp. 114
12Bustedp. 122
13Center of Massp. 133
14Rescued by the Sky Peoplep. 150
15Tupperware Partyp. 165
16Couch Commandosp. 174
17Zumbomaniap. 188
18The Best Gun Salesman in Americap. 202
19Bulletproof Glassp. 210
20Dead or in Jailp. 217
21Keeping Scorep. 234
22Wearing a Targetp. 248
23The Trump Slumpp. 258
24Clenched Fistp. 270
25Speaking Truth to Bullshitp. 278
26Position of Powerp. 287
27Totalitariop. 294
28Un-American Carnagep. 303
Acknowledgmentsp. 311
Notesp. 313
Indexp. 325

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