Let It Bang by RJ Young audiobook

Let It Bang: A Young Black Man’s Reluctant Odyssey into Guns

By RJ Young
Read by RJ Young

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684414147

  • ISBN: 9781684414147

Runtime: 4.30 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A story of race, guns, and self-protection in America today, through the quest—funny and searing—of a young black man learning to shoot a handgun better than a white person

The most RJ Young knew about guns was that they could get him killed. Until, recently married to a white woman and in desperate need of a way to relate to his gun-loving father-in-law, Charles, Young does the unimaginable: he accepts Charles’s gift of a Glock.

Despite, or because of, the racial rage and fear he experiences among white gun owners (“Ain’t you supposed to be shooting a basketball?”), Young determines to get good, really good, with a gun. Let It Bang is the compelling story of the author’s unexpected obsession—he eventually becomes an NRA-certified pistol instructor—and of his deep dive into the heart of America’s gun culture: what he sees as the domino effect of white fear, white violence, black fear, rinse, repeat. Young’s original reporting on shadow industries like US Law Shield, which insures and defends people who report having shot someone in self-defense, and on the newly formed National African American Gun Association, gives powerful insight into the dynamic. Through indelible profiles, Young brings us up to the current rocketing rise in gun ownership among black Americans, most notably women.

Let It Bang is an utterly original look at American gun culture from the inside, and from the other side—and, most movingly, the story of a young black man’s hard-won nonviolent path to self-protection.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Honest and heartbreaking, Young’s raw account…will mesmerize readers.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: RJ Young

Author Bio: RJ Young

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 4.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English