Gun violence and the Glock: An Evening with Paul Barrett, will be held Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at Ramsey County Library at Roseville, 2180 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville.
When it comes to current events, no issue is more controversial than gun control, and no author is more knowledgeable than Paul Barrett, author of the best-selling Glock: the Rise of America’s Gun. Barrett has spoken about guns and gun violence on national radio and television, where his masterful command of his subject and his coolly rational approach have been able to defuse the most hot-button of topics.
Barrett is the author of American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion and The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America. Barrett lives and works in New York City. Ramsey County Library is honored to host his only live appearance in the Twin Cities this year.
First introduced to cops, who saw themselves as outgunned by violent cocaine gangs, the Glock is today embraced by two-thirds of all police departments. It has been glamorized in countless Hollywood movies, but it has also made headlines for a far more somber reason: its use in an alarming number of recent killing sprees, from Virginia Tech in 2007 to Tucson, AZ, in 2011 to Newtown, CT, in December 2012. Barrett will offer a not-to-be-missed discussion for anyone interested in handguns, the firearms industry, or the level of gun violence in America.
Support for this program comes from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.