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Americans and their gun culture: attached at the hip

Americans have an almost mystical belief that guns are synonymous with freedom, says Michael Moorcock, reviewing Gun Baby Gun. Every time there’s a call for stricter arms control, the sales of guns rocket

25 April 2015

9:00 AM

25 April 2015

9:00 AM

Gun Baby Gun: A Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun Iain Overton

Canongate, pp.358, £18.99, ISBN: 9781782113423

Like the documentary journalist Iain Overton, author of this book, I was taught to shoot and maintain a gun as a boy. As an adult I joined a campaign to monitor, curb and limit the arms trade. I taught my children good gun protocols and how to shoot. There is an undeniable pleasure in shooting.

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