The Lone Gunman

The Mass Shooter as Culture Hero

Photo by Sebastian Pociecha on Unsplash

There’s a lot of debate about gun control in the United States. However, both sides, by participating in the conversation at all, have a central confusion. The gun control debate isn’t (or at least shouldn’t be) about guns at all.

Gun control advocates and anti-gun-control advocates typically focus on the use of firearms in a very specific situation: when…

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