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ePub Saturday Night Special download
Author:
Robert Sherrill
ISBN13:
978-0140040098
ISBN:
0140040099
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Publisher:
Penguin Books; 1st Penquin Paperback edition (February 28, 1975)
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Politics & Government
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Saturday Night Special Paperback – February 1, 1975. by Robert Sherrill (Author)

Saturday Night Special Paperback – February 1, 1975. by Robert Sherrill (Author). Washington-based muckraker Robert Sherrill takes dead aim at America's mania for guns, possession of which many citizens rank just below (or, in some cases, just above) the right to life, liberty and triple-scoop sundaes (see the first section, "The Perfect Father's Day Gift"). Noting the huge vested economic interest of gun-toters and the gun lobby (see "Free Enterprise Is a Deadly Weapon"), Sherrill mocks the jellyfish efforts by reformist legislators pushing gun control laws.

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Sherrill authored several books on politics and society, including his Hubert Humphrey biography The Drugstore Liberal (1968), Military Justice Is To Justice as Military Music Is To Music (1970), The Saturday Night Special (1973), The Last Kennedy (1976) and The Oil Follies o. .

Sherrill authored several books on politics and society, including his Hubert Humphrey biography The Drugstore Liberal (1968), Military Justice Is To Justice as Military Music Is To Music (1970), The Saturday Night Special (1973), The Last Kennedy (1976) and The Oil Follies of 1970-1980: How the Petroleum Industry Stole the Show (And Much More Besides) (1983). His biography of Lyndon Johnson, The Accidental President had a run on the best seller list. He also wrote Gothic Politics in the Deep South and the textbook Why They Call it Politics: A Guide to America's Government.

Robert Sherrill is known around as an impious sort (The . Sherrill's brain is with the abolitionists (starting with the police), but his heart is cynical: ""We have a trashy society. What, he asks, ""speaks more eloquently of rootless America than the Californian who expressed his irritation toward his Glendale landlady by shooting her with a six-foot-long German antitank weapon?"" On target.

The reason I retrieved Sherrill’s Saturday Night Special from the back of a high shelf was that he offers a lively argument that the 1968 Gun Control Act was mostly about controlling Negroes and not much about controlling guns. Some of it is quite extraordinary. Once you cut through the vitriol, the striking thing is Sherrill’s clearheaded critique of several issues that are central to the current gun control debate.

According to Sherrill, "most murders occur in shabby neighbourhoods; of the 690 murders in Detroit in 1971, for example, 575 occurred in the black slums mostly by handguns". According to Robert J. Mundt, a benefit reaped by this legislation has been a "trend away from the use of firearms in robberies has been noticeable ever since the passage of the gun control provisions of the 1977 Bill C-51 (Criminal Law Amendment Act)".

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Saturday Night Special, The by Sherrill, Robert.

We are like Rottentomatoes or Metacritic for books. We also do book giveaways. Saturday Night Special, The by Sherrill, Robert. About Robert Sherrill. Published January 1, 1973 by Charterhouse. 338 pages Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference.

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  • I first read this book in 1975 while a high school senior. I recognized it as an anti-gun book, but was astonished at how the anti-gun crowd was described. Sherrill's predictions came true:
    1) violent crime rose and fell in sync with the amount of young men in America
    2) the anti-gun lobby didn't accomplish anything.

    There were a number of technical errors regarding guns, but Sherrill honestly admits his own ignorance. In his preface the author remarked that the reason that neither the National Rifle Association nor the Treasury Department answered his many questions was their ignorance of the gun world--because both were (and still are) basically creatures of Washington DC. Political activism--yes. Knowing butt plate from muzzle? Don't bet your life on their knowledge. Today the Justice Department controls the ATFE, the agents enforcing the National Firearms Act. Check out their official website. Download the phone book size guide.

    Sherrill blames America's gun problems on two things: money and American insanity. The last chapter in "The Saturday Night Special" is about how America was a dumping ground for the world's misfits--and when that factor is considered, it is a miracle that we are not much more violent.

  • I bought this one years ago and this one is a backup. One reason I like Mr. Sherrill do not spare anyone in writhing of his book. I will give you a good insight into the early politics of the gun wars

  • Dated, as it was written in 1973, 40 years ago. A you can tell from the title, the author has written a book which is basically anti gun. But still interesting and informative. He is informative, provocative, and not politically correct, probably as this was before the age of Political Correctness in our society.

    The book jacket write up includes the following:

    "Washington-based muckraker Robert Sherrill takes dead aim at America's mania for guns, possession of which many citizens rank just below (or, in some cases , just above) the right to life, liberty and triple-scoop sundaes (see the first section, "The Perfect Father's Day Gift"). Noting the huge vested economic interest of gun-toters and the gun lobby (see "Free Enterprise Is a Deadly Weapon"), Sherrill mocks the jellyfish efforts by reformist legislators pushing gun control laws. He is no less sparing of the zealots of the formidable National Rifle Association and their discredited constitutional appeal for "the right to bear arms."

    "The Saturday Night Special (named for the small, usually illegal, easily concealed handgun that has been used in millions of crimes) is a freewheeling withering report on a severe national syndrome. From our legendary western gun-slingers, more rascals than heroes, to our national flirtation with gangland kingpins, to the gut issue of crime in the streets and the questionable competence of our shoot-first-ask-questions -later police (See "Protect Us from Our Protectors"), this is a combustible book, outraged and outrageous and enormously readable."

    The author seemed to be looking for a topic for a good selling popular and somewhat controversial book which is understandable, as he is an author making a living 40 years ago. It is an easy read reflecting America in the early 1970s, and the anti gun culture. This was written before all of the guns were collected in Australia and Great Britain, so there is nothing about the significant increase in serious crime in both countries as the governments in both countries disarmed the citizens.

  • Good book -but more wear and user markings than described.

  • Loved this book when I was in Junior high [circa late 70s], my school library had a copy. Bought it a few months ago to reread and jeez I was surprised! I did not realize what a Anti-gun book this was ! I assumed in Junior high it was sort of a pro-gun book? Even did a book report on this very book. Shows my lack of true reading comprehension in my formative years (ha ha )! And even though I am a NRA member and diehard 2nd amendment believer, I STILL think this book is a great read. The author uses a lot of obsure facts and interesting stories that make it an interesting book. Even though some of his theories have not panned out of the coarse of the following decades since the book was written; and you may disagree with his line of thought, I still would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in firearms and how it is a part of our nation; both good and bad. Already have 2 friends that want to borrow it when I am done with it...