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Shots Fired in Terminal 2

Shots Fired in Terminal 2 by William Hazelgrove
Aug 07, 2018 | 270 Pages
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“A riveting account of the terror and panic experienced by those present during the Fort Lauderdale airport mass shooting. Intensifying the experience was the exploitative media and the suspicious police, who were uncertain as to the presence of additional shooters. The resulting chaos and the throngs of passengers caught in the middle demonstrate the perils of allowing armed citizens into such venues. Hazelgrove also provides insight into the less-tangible psychological impact of such events on witnesses. This must-read book is greatly enriched by numerous short chapters on some of America’s previous mass shootings, the Second Amendment, and America’s gun culture.”

—Thomas Gabor, PhD, is a criminologist and author of Confronting Gun Violence in America

“A spellbinding and gripping account of one family’s terror at being caught up in a mass shooting, and how such an event can change lives forever. A master storyteller, Hazelgrove expertly weaves the personal dramas of the incident with vivid accounts of past shooting attacks and offers recommendations for what needs to be done to deal with this growing problem. An important and fascinating book.”
—Jeffrey D. Simon, PhD, author of Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understanding the Growing Threat
“Hazelgrove provides a ground-level view of gun violence, experienced firsthand, and uses it as a springboard to examine mass shootings, gun habits, the media, the NRA, and much more. Hazelgrove writes in a straightforward, unadorned style that brings the reader along with him on a whirlwind tour of Americans and their guns. This is a unique and engaging book.”
—Robert J. Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, SUNY Cortland, and author of The Politics of Gun Control and Guns across America

“[This] book uses the Fort Lauderdale incident as a frame, but its real subject ismass shootings in the U.S. . . . . Hazelgrove is a talented writer, and it is impossible to read this deeply personal, questioning, powerful book without feeling sadness both for the victims of mass shootings but also, perhaps counterintuitively, for the shooters themselves, who might have followed a different course if they had received help when they needed it.”             


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