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Which means that I'm not really going to write a review, especially since the book is a wonderful, in depth look at the connection between the construction of white masculinity in the US as it relates to guns, and it's going to take me awhile to get into that argument as it relates to these two cases. It certainly does, but it's very complicated. Joan Burbick's "Gun Show Nation: Gun Culture and American Democracy" is wonderful, and should convince people on the fence about guns that we need to change the conversation, and that the arguments we hear about the second amendment are historically based, but not just in the 1700s- they came from a very specific moment in time and were driven by the needs of a very select group of white men and gun manufacturers. This isn't about protecting freedom. This is about the freedom of to live: literally.