For some, guns mean hunting with family or friends. It can be a hobby, like gunsmithing or antiquing, or a sport: skeet shooting, target practice. For other men, it’s serious business, as well as a part of the job: soldiers, police, security guards.
Do you sell guns? How do you shop for a gun? How do you keep a gun in good repair?
There’s no doubt that guns are powerful weapons, and in the United States, there are a lot of them: nine for every ten Americans, with perhaps half of households having at least one gun. Do you have a gun? Do you want one? Why?
With the power to kill comes mortal responsibility. Have you ever aimed a gun at another human being? Who should have the power to kill? Has a gun ever been directed at you? Have you lost someone to gun violence?
Tell us your story involving a gun. Pitches and queries welcome. Final submissions due to Justin Cascio (email firstname.lastname@example.org) by Saturday, September 15 for consideration.
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