commentary

My reluctant relationship with guns

Jul 24, 2014

"What do you get out of shooting?" is a question with many layers here in the United States – a country that was founded, in part, on the right to bear arms. But that right comes with overwhelming responsibility and controversy. There are approximately 30,000 gun deaths in the U.S. every year. Many involve people who don't own guns, and many involve children. The nation seems torn, and even individuals who themselves want to own and shoot guns can find themselves conflicted.