domenica, marzo 05, 2017

Lethal Weapons by Geoffrey C. Harrison and Thomas F. Scott

Lethal Weapons is another wonderful scholastic book written by Geoffrey C. Harrison and Thomas F. Scott and published by Norwood House Press.

I am so sorry that this one is their latest book because I am a passionate of the History of the USA and I loved to read all these books so badly.

From Church and State, passing through New Americans and The Fight for Freedom these authors have given a big coverage to the most important events and problematic of the USA.

Being italian I am a learner and I appreciated this Historic Shower so badly.

In this book there will be a primary important question to debate students and teachers together in a loyal confrontation: is it OK, correct, civil in a country like the USA the right to build an arsenal at home with great simplicity for everyone? Also for people with some psychological problematic?
Is it fair to buy every kind of guns with simplicity or a regulations should be necessary? And how strong is American Constitution regarding self-defense?

I didn't know at all the story of guns and American regulations and I found it interesting.

In recent years an alarming escalation of people protagonists of terrible murders in particular in their ex-schools or churches and in general in public places left in complete consternation, in a mute, shocked pain familiars of victims and public opinion.

From 17th Century Catholic King James II tried all his best to take guns away from Protestants but without any success.
In the Bill of Rights the right to bear, possess, use arms is a priority like also in the second  Emendment of the Constitution: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Of course that ones were the old times. No one of the Founding Fathers knew what would have happened to the USA in a remote future and that's why exist the Supreme Court able to give a final word and able also to change the Constitution.

In 1800s every State regulated the possibility of bearing arms for privates.

The discussion of bearing arms is not recent history. As you will read in the book it's old.

In 1920 during the years of Prohibition arms bought by mail.

The Gun Control Act in 1968 arrived after three terrible departures.
It was the year Robert Kennedy and Rev.Martin Luther King were killed John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated at Dallas on Nov 22 1963. The US citizens had lost their idols in a big, certain spiral of hate, a spiral of guns as well. These three men were fighting for bettering the world and were assassinated.

Th Gun Control Act was strong. No one could sell a gun at a person if convicted of a felony, a fugitive from justice, a known drug addicted, someone who had been found by a court to be mentally impaired, an illegal immigrant, someone who had been dishonorably discharged from the military, anyone under a restraining order, anyone who had been convicted for domestic violence.

In 1981 another fact: Ronald Reagan survived an assassination but one of his men Mr. Brady remained paralyzed. The wife of Brady became a fighter of the American gun control movement.

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act law signed by Clinton in 1993.

President Obama fought with all himself for trying to stop these absurd massive murders trying to change something in the gun legislation.

I highly suggest this book to everyone. Common readers, of course teachers and students and I guess that the debates will be pretty stimulating.


I thank NetGalley and Norwood House Press for this book.


Anna Maria Polidori





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