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