KMO and Olga speak with Dan Baum, a self-described Tax-and-Spend Democrat and gun lover, about his new book, Gun Guys: A Road Trip. Dan begins with the observation that, over the last two decades, as gun restrictions have loosened and the number of privately owned fire arms in the US has doubled, gun violence has fallen by half. While he doesn’t buy into the simplistic narrative of the pro-gun right that more guns equals a safer society, he doesn’t condone the alarming and bigoted rhetoric of the left either. Dan challenges his fellow gun guys to proactively lock up their guns and keep them from falling into the hands of children, depressed teenagers and criminals, and he challenges his fellow liberals to take control of their addiction to self-righteousness and stop issuing blanket insults and condemnations of gun owners.
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