The Way of the Gun: A Bloody Journey into the World of Firearms #(2021)
- Title: The Way of the Gun: A Bloody Journey into the World of Firearms
- Author: Iain Overton
- ISBN: -
- Page: 348
- Format: Kindle Edition
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Bit jumbled and reads like a newspaper article than a book itself but interesting read Fairly neutral on its topic since it neither glorifies or denounces guns outright Mostly focuses on places that guns are plenty, namely the Western half of the globe but also talks about plenty of places we don t normally associate with gun ownership like Iceland, Switzerland and other places.
It s been a while since my opinion of a book has declined so much while reading it I m inclined to be sympathetic to the author s viewpoint, but this one disappointed me increasingly as it went along.I was impressed by the beginning I appreciated the perspective of trying to supersede the gun debate by looking at their global impact as well as many different spheres in which guns play a role I noticed some mistakes and carelessness in the third chapter, but still thought it could be a strong boo [...]
ehhh didn t read the whole book Too slow.
Overton s book is made up of stories about guns, buyers, gun culture and violence Written in a light, breezy journalistic style it is a pastiche that jumps across the globe and time and space In essence, this is what this book is about It is an attempt to understand the world of the gun, without getting caught up in the endless debate in America about the right to bear arms xiv Guns cause suicide Of course, other sorrows play their part Suicides are driven by depression, loneliness and broken he [...]
This is a detailed a thoroughly documented investigation into the world of firearms Although there is some historical information, most of the text focuses on the multiple facets of guns in America and the world today It is s somewhat dense inventory, but is made readable by the sectional divisions.The first facts there are almost a billion guns in the world America is the most dangerous place in the world s developed nations It is the country with the most gun suicides There are Americans kill [...]
Poignant, thoughtful, and surprisingly balanced, which isn t something you see very often with a topic as divisive as guns Author Iain Overton travels around the world to understand the gun from the many, many different people whose lives it has affected victims, killers, traders, creators, hunters, enthusiasts, and doctors He doesn t hold anything back if the best way to understand hunting is to be a hunter, he goes out and does that His expression of remorse and regret after killing an animal [...]
This is one of the most informative,scary,depressing, well researched, well written,and interesting non fiction books I have ever read This is a must read for those who are concerned about the violence in our world and its accelerating pace The author explores all aspects of guns, especially handguns, from their manufacture, sale, protection of gun makers, to the places they are used with devastating effect He spends a lot of time on the Second Amendment, both the good and the bad qualities of A [...]
Iain Overton writes a comprehensive and fascinating view of the world of firearms It s grim reading it should be The book comes with statistics but they re little than footnotes Overton writes about his experiences as he becomes consumed with such a massive project He visits the most violent places on earth He converses with the world s most violent people It s dangerous As a seasoned war correspondent, Overton enters his milieu with his eyes open I haven t finished the book yet but I ve been w [...]
An interesting book that looks at gun culture not solely from a US based standpoint, but on a international scale The content was quite interesting and shocking as one can imagine, but Overton s writing style wasn t necessarily my favorite I can t quite put my finger on the reason why, but maybe seemed just a little bit pretentious But I wasn t reading this book for the writing style, I was reading it for the information and it certainly did not disappoint in the category It stays pretty fair o [...]
The first half was drowsy and even pointless at times, but things got markedly better in the second half Once the topic switched in earnest to the international market, the book switched from meditative to informative However, there s no escaping that this is principally a travel memoir written in a journalistic vein, rather than a heavily researched expos or comprehensive history.
Interesting exploration of the world firearm market, but I wasn t a fan of marrying that serious topic with a first person account style of reporting.
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