Posted January 8, 2019 9:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

I don’t expect fair coverage of the gun debate from the media, but especially not from the British media. They’ve gone down the gun control rabbit hole so far that even their right-of-center publications tend to support gun control to some degree.

Yet I was surprised to find a column that sought to poke some holes in some sacred cows many on the left have. Of particular interest, was the section on guns and gun owners.

Gun owners are crazy people

On “an ordinary day” in 2011, writes criminal justice scholar Connie Hassett-Walker, she found her husband watching a firearms video. She sat down with him, and that moment was the beginning of five years of research into videos made by gun owners that culminated in a book.

“For all the noise around gun control versus gun rights, there was a story that was missed by non-gun owners like me: how much these guns mean to those who own them,” writes Hassett-Walker.

Americans live in a time of political polarisation on a variety of social issues, she writes. “Both gun control and gun rights supporters would benefit from understanding how those with opposing political and social views see their identity and their …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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