Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson — both journalists for The Wall Street Journal — join academic, journalist, and author Jeff Sharlet to discuss their newest books. In American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15, McWhirter and Elinson describe the rise of the AR-15 — from its creation in a California garage to weapon of choice for mass shooters in the US — and how one weapon has come to symbolize the widening divide in US culture. In The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War, Sharlet follows the combination of politics and religion that has created our current atmosphere of distrust, paranoia and violence. Attend this panel to learn how politics, religion, and gun culture have distorted our interpretation of the Second Amendment and the impact of those distortions on American society.
Moderator: Sewell Chan
Book Signing: 1:30 PM at Main Signing Tent Cameron McWhirter, Jeff Sharlet, American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15, The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil WarCameron McWhirter, Jeff Sharlet, American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15, The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War