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such a nasty woman | by maryann johanson

question of the weekend: Have you ever handled or shot a gun?

Glock handgun

So we’re talking about guns again. Because the U.S. Constitution is sacred, and can never be changed. Except for all the times it was changed. But guns are special. America, fuck yeah!


Have you ever handled or shot a gun? If so, what was it like? If not, would you like to?

I have never been close to a gun. Even though I lived most of my life in or around New York City — including living as a kid in the Bronx in the 1970s, the very time and place that earned New York its current (and no longer deserved) reputation as an urban hellhole of violent crime — I’ve only ever seen a gun drawn for possible use once. (That was a cop in Times Square sometime in the early 2000s, as other cops were arresting some guy on the sidewalk.) I’ve only ever heard gunshots in rural Tennessee and rural Arkansas, the sound of hunters far in the distance.
I think it would be instructive and interesting to shoot a gun at a range, just to get a better sense of the reality of them. But it’s not something that’s close to the top of my to-do list.

Your turn…

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