Packed with details sure to interest any reader regardless of their opinion of gun culture, Loaded is a much-needed history of the Second Amendment. Opening with a memory of Dunbar-Ortiz’ own experience purchasing guns for protection as a member of an activist community, the author contextualizes the United States’ relationship with guns (and gun control) from the amendment’s inception to today’s headlines. She masterfully turns over familiar ideas—the NRA, Western heroes, workplace shootings—to expose less familiar truths, illuminating American violence and reckoning with the country’s patterns of settler-colonialism. With a memorable mixture of depth and incisiveness, Dunbar-Ortiz lays out the white supremacist history of gun violence, providing a critical—yet often missing—perspective.
Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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Published: City Lights Books - January 23rd, 2018