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Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America

Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America (Hardback)

By Busse, Ryan

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    19 Oct 21

A long-time executive at one of the country's top gun manufacturers blows the whistle on his industry, and explains how it must change before we can stop gun violence in the U.S. Ryan Busse has traveled a long, circuitous path along the American gun journey. As an avid hunter, ou...tdoorsman, 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 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 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.
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ISBN 9781541768734
Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
Publisher PublicAffairs
Format Hardback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 19 Oct 2021

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ISBN-13 9781541768734
Stock Release date is 19 October 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 19 Oct 2021
Publisher PublicAffairs
Imprint PublicAffairs
Released 19 Oct 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Busse, Ryan
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Social Welfare & Social Services
Central Government Policies
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade