Paul Barrett, author of the best-selling Glock: the Rise of America’s Gun, will speak at the Ramsey County Library at Roseville, 2180 N. Hamline Ave., on Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m.
Barrett has spoken about guns and gun violence on national radio and television. The June 3 talk will be his only live appearance in the Twin Cities this year.
First introduced to police, who saw themselves as outgunned by violent cocaine gangs, the Glock is today embraced by two-thirds of all police departments. It has been glamorized in countless Hollywood movies, but it has also made headlines for a far more somber reason: its use in an alarming number of recent killing sprees, from Virginia Tech in 2007 to Tucson, Ariz., in 2011 to Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. Barrett, who lives and works in New York City, will offer a discussion for anyone interested in handguns, the firearms industry or the level of gun violence in America.