L.A. Times – Do you love your gun? Tell me why

Sandy Banks from the L.A. Times is gearing up for column this Saturday on America’s fascination with guns.

This initial article, Do you love your gun? Tell me why has a bit of a negative feel to it considering it is mainly about the recent NBA incident.  Though there is a positive and optimistic feel to it:

I discovered that I’m a pretty good shot. That there is something thrilling about holding a gun. And that firing real bullets is nothing like playing Halo.

I don’t think guns are evil, but I’m trying to figure out the fascination with them for Saturday’s column. I’d like to hear from gun owners. Why do you love your guns?

I respect Ms. Banks for giving shooting a try and keeping an open mind.  I am optimistic that the article on Saturday will not make us look like a bunch of right wing extremists.  I believe she will find that people love their guns because they are a means for self defense, and because shooting is a fun hobby where you can enjoy the outdoors and time with friends and family.

We will see, come Saturday.  Don’t let us down Sandy.

Picture source – Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes

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