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Publisher's Summary

A provocative history that reveals how guns - not abortion, race, or religion - are at the heart of America's cultural divide. Gunfight promises to be a seminal work in its examination of America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In the tradition of Gideon's Trumpet, Adam Winkler uses the landmark 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation's capital, as a springboard for a groundbreaking historical narrative.
From the Founding Fathers and the Second Amendment to the origins of the Klan, ironically as a gun control organization, the debate over guns has always generated controversy. Whether examining the Black Panthers' role in provoking the modern gun rights movement or Ronald Reagan's efforts to curtail gun ownership, Winkler brilliantly weaves together the dramatic stories of gun rights advocates and gun control lobbyists, providing often unexpected insights into the venomous debate that now cleaves our nation.
©2011 Adam Winkler (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By Thomas on 11-11-13

A Second Amendment Primer

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Anybody who wants to be informed on the "gun" rights conversation that is taking place in this nation, should read this book for a historical perspective.

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By Slam Bones on 12-01-13

Not Neutral. Biased toward gun control.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The description of the book could have been honest.

What was most disappointing about Adam Winkler’s story?

It turned out to be propaganda. Too bad, I was looking forward to a balanced "neutral" view. Alas, neutral is very subjective.

Would you be willing to try another one of John McLain’s performances?


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

Buyer beware. It doesn't matter which side of the debate you are on, even if you don't have a side, this on is Not neutral as advertised.

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2 of 10 people found this review helpful

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