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"American Shooter" author Gerry Souter

Arlington Heights author Gerry Souter will discuss his book “American Shooter: A Personal History of Gun Culture in the United States,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in a Society of Midland Authors program at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., Chicago.

In the book, Souter takes a personal look at gun ownership, handgun bans, shooting sports and the controversy over how to interpret the Second Amendment, writing from the point of view of a liberal gun owner and enthusiast. Souter and his wife, Janet, have authored or co-authored more than 40 nonfiction books on history, biography, art and other topics. Gerry Souter is a member of the Society of Midland Authors’ board of directors. The free event begins at 6 p.m. sharp in the library’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. Seating is available first come, first served. Reservations are not required.
This event is presented by the Society of Midland Authors, an organization established in 1915 for published authors in the Midwest. For details on the group, visit

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