“It’s that last bit that explains why we have guns. Not because of their simple availability or lethality—but because there is a pleasure to the rituals of gun ownership and the act of discharging weapons and the stories we tell about them. And I mean we: whether or not you own one, there are at least 270 million in the United States, probably more—one for you and one for me and one for every child. They’re going to be with us for a long time. They’re part of who we are now.”
Not a Gun Machine review, but a thinkpiece by Bookforum on America’s gun culture. Thought you all might find it interesting.