Why We Own Guns: A Random Response Generator

With the NRA breaking its silence over Newtown, the gun-control debate is as heated as ever. In order to better understand the complex issue of gun ownership and gun control, we asked our readers to weigh in on why they do or do not own firearms. Click the button below to cycle through the 1,300+ reasons we received.

You can also click here for full coverage of the Newtown shooting and its aftermath.

by Sam Schlinkert

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