CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Iowa City writer updates Under Fire with second edition exploring
NRA, gun control
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa City writer Osha Gray Davidson received wide
critical acclaim for his 1993 book "Under Fire: The NRA and the Battle
for Gun Control." In a new, expanded edition published by the University
of Iowa Press, Davidson documents the NRA's extremism over the previous
five years and demonstrates how it has cost the organization both political
power and popular support and offers a well-reasoned and workable approach
to gun control.
Sarah Brady, of Handgun Control, Inc. and a leading proponent of gun
control laws, says "Under Fire" is "an insightful, behind-the-scenes
look at a powerful special interest group that has managed to prevent enactment
of sensible gun laws for the last centurythis book is a must."
The New York Times Book Review calls "Under Fire" "a
useful, detailed account of legislative battles over gun control during
the past 15 yearsan informative and readable report."
Davidson also wrote "Broken Heartland: The Rise of America's Rural
Ghetto," "The Beast of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New
South," and "The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms with Nature
on the Coral Reef."
"Under Fire: The NRA and the Battle for Gun Control" paper
edition is available in bookstores for $19.95 or directly from the UI Press
by calling (773) 568-1550.