Kingston's Policy & Politics Book Club is intended to be a group for people of all political persuasions to meet for civil discussion of the issues of the day. (They've been doing so since September 2015.) New members always welcome!
October’s book is Loaded: A Disarming History of the 2nd Amendment. Get more info at meetup.com, or join them on the 22nd for a rousing discussion!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
With President Trump suggesting that teachers arm themselves, with the NRA portrayed as a group of "patriots" helping to Make America Great Again, with high school students across the country demanding a solution to the crisis, everyone in America needs to engage in the discussion about our future with an informed, historical perspective on the role of guns in our society. America is at a critical turning point. What is the future for our children?
Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, is a deeply researched—and deeply disturbing—history of guns and gun laws in the United States, from the original colonization of the country to the present. As historian and educator Dunbar-Ortiz explains, in order to understand the current obstacles to gun control, we must understand the history of U.S. guns, from their role in the "settling of America" and the early formation of the new nation, and continuing up to the present.