From the Archives: 'The Story of a Gun'

By James Fallows
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Nearly twenty years ago, Erik Larson -- now known for Devil in the White City and other books -- published Lethal Passage, which was a carefully reconstructed narrative history of the weapons used in a school shooting. 


Unfortunately it remains relevant reading, and as an introduction please consider the lengthy excerpt the Atlantic ran in 1993, as "The Story of a Gun." It is in our archives, here

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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/12/from-the-archives-the-story-of-a-gun/266319/