Why Do People Cling to Their Guns? We Need to Get Inside Their Minds

I can’t think of a single reason why a civilian needs to own a military grade weapon, but perhaps it’s about more than needs

The Guardian
Mar 1, 2018 · 3 min read
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Gun enthusiasts at the South Florida gun show in Miami, Florida; three days after a mass shooting at the Marjory Douglas High School. Photo: Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images

By Emma Brockes

Toni Morrison was trying to imagine her way into the mind of a racist. “Suppose … horses began to…

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