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Let It Bang

A Young Black Man's Reluctant Odyssey into Guns

by R. J. Young

Hardcover, 224 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $25 |

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A story of race, guns, and self-protection in America today is delivered through the quest of a young black man learning to shoot a handgun better than a white person. 25,000 first printing.

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Firearms are exhibited at the annual NRA convention in Dallas this past May. RJ Young's book Let It Bang examines the NRA's relationship with race through his personal, unexpected interest in guns. Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Young Black Man' Who Reluctantly Became An NRA-Certified Instructor

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