Back From the Dark Side: Becoming a Gun Owner. Again.

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In 1997, I purchased my first firearm: a compact 9mm Sigma made by Smith & Wesson. At the time, I thought I was taking a bold step in the direction of protecting myself. I’d never fired a weapon before, despite being raised in a family with uncles and grandparents that hunted deer for food. That said, I’ve never had an aversion to firearms. I believed that responsible owners should be allowed to have guns if they wanted them. It would take eleven years and seven guns before I’d realize that I was the worst type of gun owner: reluctant and resentful . . .

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[HTML1] In 1997, I purchased my first firearm: a compact 9mm Sigma made by Smith & Wesson. At the time, I thought I was taking a bold step in the direction…