A Nation without Guns

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Subtitle: The Story of Gun Free South Africa
Author: Adele Kirsten
Publisher: University Of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2008)
ISBN-10: 1869141350
ISBN-13: 9781869141356
Condition: Very Good. The cover has a few light scratches and a bit of wear to edges and corners. Else a very good copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 244
Dimensions: 23.0 x 15.0 x 1.5 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg


After successfully negotiating the political transition in South Africa, one of the greatest challenges that faced the new democracy was the proliferation of firearms and the high levels of violent crime associated with this. Gun deaths and injuries rocketed out of control. Adele Kirsten tells the remarkable story of how Gun Free South Africa, a small NGO with few resources, mobilized to reduce the number of guns in circulation. Through innovative campaigning and media strategies, it quickly became a household name and the scourge of the pro-gun lobby. 

The book also highlights the value of involving ordinary people in a process that resulted not only in a new law, but deeply influenced the thinking of many of those in search of genuine solutions to a post-conflict society.


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