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Jail Journal of a Gunman: A UK Gun Collector goes to Jail

Tom Hosty

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ISBN 10: 1419659030 / ISBN 13: 9781419659034
Published by BookSurge Publishing, 2007
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Title: Jail Journal of a Gunman: A UK Gun Collector...

Publisher: BookSurge Publishing

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

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Private ownership of handguns was banned in the UK in the 1990's, on the grounds that gun crime would be reduced. Thousands of law-abiding pistol owners were deprived of their hobby and gun collections.But not all of them cooperated fully. In 2002 the British tabloid press had a field day when two teachers, respectable middle-class professional men in their fifties, were jailed after police raids on their homes uncovered secret 'hoards' of weapons. This books desribes a teacher's experience of prison and how he adapted to to his new circumstances, new friends, new status. Part diary, part tale of adventure and discovery, full of interesting characters, rogues and villains it also casts a skeptical eye on many aspects of modern British society. Life behind bars proved less stressful than teaching in some of today's unruly classrooms. On the streets, gun-crime is at an all-time high and rising......

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Born on a small farm in the rural West of Ireland shortly after World War 2, Tom emigrated to urban England at age 18. By age 23 he had become a Primary school teacher. He married and has three grown-up sons. He left teaching in dramatic circumstances 31 years later. He later worked part-time in adult education, using his teaching and computer expertise to help students from all over the world learn English. He retired in 2010. At last he has the leisure time to write a little. This is his second book to be published.

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