Buy my fast-paced SUSPENSE NOVEL, TARGET 91, to read about a 32yo journalist/heroine, who does something seemingly impossible in todays political climate. She listens to both sides of the gun debate. All the small details in the novel are based on facts from gun lobby rants to legally-blind citizens being able to buy guns in Iowa. Some of the absurdities of gun ownership in the States are truly bizarre and hilarious.
In TARGET 91, my satirical novel on American gun culture, I sourced pro-gun talk from gun owners chat rooms and gun club websites. Here is Gig DeKant, CEO of the (fictional) NGSA (National Gun and Shooters Association):
‘Those pea-brained, yellow-bellied, doped-out, tree-hugging, faggot Leftards have sympathizers working in each and every government agency and, mark my words, they are coming to take your guns.’
My satirical novel TARGET 91 looks at absurdities on both sides of the gun debate, but here is one of the many legal absurdities showcased in the book:
“This is how stupid the gun debate has become. Polk County Officials in Iowa have issued gun permits to people who are legally blind. Refusing a permit would, apparently, violate the Disabilities Act. Is this why the 2nd Amendment was written? So blind people can own guns? Do we really need a blind militia to protect this country?”
There are many twists and turns in the plot of TARGET 91. But with guns, sex and an outrageous (but fictional) National Gun and Shooters Association (NGSA) CEO ranting SHOOT THE LOONY LEFTIES, what’s not to like especially when the ‘LOONY LEFTIES’ start shooting back?
“To get anything done the radical has to commit evil acts for good causes.”
I didn’t just stumble across this theme. American Gun Culture has been the air I breathed ever since I was Annie Oakley with a cap gun as a kid. I sat cross legged on the floor watching TV shows from The Rifleman, Texas Rangers, The Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid …. and more. Many more.
I grew up on a Police Station in rural Australia where my father’s .22 rifle rested against the side of the fridge. He carried the magazine in his pocket. Our own car, an FC Holden – maroon with a white roof – was the police car. One time, Dad, actually blew the passenger’s window out of the car with that rifle. He was firing a warning shot over the heads of escapees and failed to notice the window was still wound up.
The ‘What if?’ question of a fiction writer for me was ‘What if anti-gun activists picked up guns?’ The plot of TARGET 91 exploded from that point.
You’ll find TARGET 91 on AMAZONUSA, UK and coming to AUS.