SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NON FICTION DAGGER 'A brilliantly researched journey, capturing the gun's strangely accepted place in human life and, far too often, death' JON SNOW EVERY MINUTE, OF EVERY DAY, SOMEONE SOMEWHERE IS SHOT There are almost one billion guns across the globe today - more than ever before.
There are 12 billion bullets produced every year - almost two bullets for every person on this earth. And as many as 500,000 people are killed by them every year worldwide.
The gun's impact is long-reaching and often hidden. And it doesn't just involve the dead, the wounded, the suicidal and the mourning.
It involves us all. Gun Baby Gun takes the award-winning investigative journalist Iain Overton on a shocking and eye-opening journey to over 25 countries.
Meeting people affected by guns from all walks of life - porn starlets who appear as snipers in XXX films, Zionist anti-terror gun trainers, El Salvadoran gangland killers - he unearths some hard truths about the terrible realities of war and gun crime.
Harrowing and sobering, it's a riveting expose that anyone with even the smallest interest in how the world really works will want to read.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 368 pages, Two 8pp B&W insets
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/04/2015
- Category: Violence in society
- ISBN: 9781782113423