Gun Culture

Guns scare me. As a kid I wound up being surrounded by gun culture but never was a part of it. I grew up in Northern Wisconsin, where they close school for the opening days of deer hunting season – but my family didn’t own guns, didn’t go hunting, and didn’t really have any close friends who did. Instead, I ended up subsiding on a diet of action-adventure movies and horror films, where guns were a Powerful Item to Be Feared, rather than something everybody’s dad had in a special box under their bed. The only time I even saw guns in … Continue reading