In this week’s Light Over Heat video, I discuss four books on the National Rifle Association (NRA) in light of two persistent myths.
First, that the NRA was a benign, apolitical sportsmans organization prior to the Revolt at Cincinnati in 1977.
Second, that the NRA is “the most powerful lobby in America.” A PBS Frontline episode in 2020 managed to highlight both.
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Matthew Lacombe’s FIREPOWER: https://bookshop.org/a/85868/9780691207445
Scott Melzer’s GUN CRUSADERS: https://bookshop.org/a/85868/9780814764503
Other documentation for this video:
On the supposedly apolitical NRA: https://gunculture2point0.wordpress.com/2020/12/15/can-we-drop-the-a-political-nra-narrative-already/
Gangster Capitalism podcast on the NRA: https://guncurious.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/live-tweeting-the-gangster-capitalism-podcast-on-the-nra/
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