Guns Down, with Igor Volsky

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Cover art for Guns Down. A plain orange cover with the title emblazoned in black, the subtitle in a black circle in the centerTwenty years after Columbine, a leading gun control activist offers a radical argument for the gun control movement. Igor Volsky presents Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns.

In Guns Down, Igor Volsky tells the story of how he took on the NRA just by using his Twitter account, describes how he found common ground with gun enthusiasts after spending two days shooting guns in the desert, and lays out a blueprint for how citizens can push their governments to reduce the number of guns in circulation and make firearms significantly harder to get. An aggressive licensing and registration initiative, federal and state buybacks of millions of guns, and tighter regulation of the gun industry, the gun lobby, and gun sellers will build safer communities for all. Volsky outlines a New Second Amendment Compact developed with policy experts from across the political spectrum, including bold reforms that have succeeded in reducing gun violence worldwide, and offers a road map for achieving transformative change to increase safety in our communities.

About the Author: Igor Volsky is the co-founder and executive director of Guns Down America, an organization dedicated to building a future with fewer guns. He made headlines in 2015 for shaming lawmakers who took money from the NRA and sent "thoughts and prayers" after mass shootings. A lively interlocutor, he has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CNBC television, and many radio shows. He lives in Washington, DC.
Event date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781620973196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - April 9th, 2019

One of Mashable's "17 books every activist should read in 2019"


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