Mass slaughter on
school grounds, in theaters, in churches, and in
shopping malls may be the most serious and complex
problem in this nationís history. Solving the
problem will take careful and deliberate thought,
but thinking is hard work and there are no easy
solutions. Those few who do propose ways to reduce
the epidemic of gun violence are met with a
fusillade of emotions on why their ideas wonít work.
Retired CIA analyst
Dave Cariens gives the reader hands-on suggestions
and strategies to curb gun violence. He presents
evidence showing where practical application of
strategies has worked in communities all over the
stalemate in Washington, this is a guide to action
at the local level.
About The Author
David served in the CIA for 31 years before retiring in 1997.
During his career he was a political analyst for 22 years in the Directorate
of Intelligence, specializing in Balkan affairs. In this capacity he
produced finished intelligence for all levels of the U.S. government, from
the President to working level counterparts throughout the Community. He has
designed intelligence analysis/writing courses and taught them throughout
the Intelligence Community.
He has given writing workshops at the International Association of Law
Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) in Alexandria in 2005, in Mexico
City in 2006, in Vancouver, Canada in April, 2007, and in Boston in 2008.
David presented a similar writing workshop at the Law Enforcement
Intelligence Unitís national meeting in Tempe, Arizona in June 2006. He has
conducted intelligence analysis training for the Criminal Intelligence
Service of Canada and for the Canadian police.
On January 16, 2002, tragedy struck David and his family. Angela Dales, the
mother of Davidís grandchild, was shot and killed on campus at the
Appalachian School of Law by another student. The book, A Question of
Accountability: The Murder of Angela Dales is a record of events
that occurred both before and after the shootings. It is Davidís hope that
this book will help to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.