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by Robert Sherrill
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)".
Robert Sherrill, The Saturday Night Special (New York: Charterhouse, 1973), 165. 8 I didn’t sel. 13 The object of. John Minnery, Kill Without Joy: The Complete How to Kill Book (Boulder, Colo. 8 I didn’t sell. James S. Dick, deposition. Paladin Press, 1992), preface. 14 I prefer to make.
Saturday Night Special, The by Sherrill, Robert.
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