Many members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia are adamant: they do not love guns. They view their firearms dispassionately, thinking of them as nothing more and nothing less than tools. (GLOCK much?) At the same time, I’m all-too-aware of my former girlfriend’s all-too-prophetic admonition: don’t love anything that can’t love you back. But c’mon. I love guns! As Andy Williams sang (nauseatingly), where do I begin?
Guns are awesome mechanical devices, ridiculously capable of throwing a piece of lead through the air at a target with Zeus-like force, accuracy and fun! They’re also perfect examples of my favorite kind of design: minimalism. Even the best barbecue gun can’t totally obfuscate the obvious: form follows function. And then there’s the social and political aspects.
What do you love about guns?