Gun Ownership

On Gun Ownership

Full disclosure up front: I own guns, some inherited, a couple purchased. I shoot, clean, and oil each of them annually. We have a violence problem in the United States, always have had. As has been pointed out above, it has a great deal to do with the country having been built on the violent genocide of indigenous people and the equally violent enslavement of a captive people. Our history with guns can never be separated from that history. Gun ownership today is often still bound up with the ethos of racist violence. I grew up effectively without guns, but…

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