Is America Too Familiar with Guns?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Bruce Holbert discusses his recent New York Times opinion piece and describes a childhood growing up around guns.

As a sophomore in high school, he used to sleep in the room where his father stored several rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. This proximity to guns led to a familiarity with them. He accepted them into his life as a part of being a man. But all that changed, when he accidentally killed his friend with a service revolver, and he realized that even though he was comfortable around guns, he didn't know how to use them safely.


Bruce Holbert

Produced by:

Jessica Miller

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