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A.J. Somerset on How Gun Tech Changed American Culture
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A.J. Somerset loves guns, but he’s not a fan of gun culture. As the former soldier puts it in his new book, Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun, pistols come with a “bonus ideological Family Pack, a ready-made identity.” That’s not something Somerset, who took a 15-year hiatus from bearing arms after leaving the army, ever wanted.
In Arms, Somerset investigates the evolution of the gun as technology and as totem, exploring how a simple tool transformed into the symbol of a nation and a nation divided. He talked to Inverse about gun culture’s beginnings, how the popularity of Westerns led to radicalization, and the laws that lead to shooting deaths.
|A lefty who is ex-military is still a lefty.
Appropriately, the website is named "INVERSE".
"Liberals are people who stand on their heads and insist that the world is upside-down." - El Rushbo
'Twill ever be so....