Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in their Homes

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    Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in their Homes

    As reported today by ABCNews.com:

    Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in their Homes



    Kyle Cassidy loves to shoot -- cameras, that is. But in 2004, this freelance writer-photographer embarked on a nationwide road trip in search of another breed of shooters, America's gun owners. Such was the genesis of "Armed America: Portraits of American Gun Owners in Their Homes," which hits bookstores Aug. 1, 2007. According to Cassidy, the book is less about firearms and the controversial place they occupy in today's society, and more about the American experience. "This is not a book about guns," said Cassidy. "It's a book about people."

    In this image, Stan holds his Taurus PT38s .38 Super. "I think everybody should have a gun," he explains. "It levels the playing field."

    See the full report today on the "World News Webcast" at 3 p.m EDT
    (Kyle Cassidy)

    The mini-story with more pics of gun owners in America can be found at; http://abcnews.go.com/WN/popup?id=3408842

    - Janq would if asked never have agreed to be in this book
    "Killers who are not deterred by laws against murder are not going to be deterred by laws against guns. " - Robert A. Levy

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    There's a book I WON'T be picking up on Amazon....
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    It's an interesting idea but, I could never understand how folks could like go on national TV displaying the contents of their homes.
    The same personal taboo would be likely applicable in this case with a widely circulated book.
    Maybe if I was getting ready to move to another home/location I might consider being in a photo book.
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    I'm with Anthony, but I can't quote him here...

    (he's in the the third photo)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gddyup View Post
    There's a book I WON'T be picking up on Amazon....
    Why? From looking at the pictures it looks like a slice of responsible firearm owners in America each owning a firearm for their own reasons

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    I posted information on this previously, obviously with the new 'redundancy clause' that thread is closed, but there are a few interesting pictures to see...

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ad.php?t=20936

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    Pete,

    Thanks for the bump!
    It's even more interesting a story ow with your link to the project.

    http://www.armedamerica.org

    - Janq
    "Killers who are not deterred by laws against murder are not going to be deterred by laws against guns. " - Robert A. Levy

    "A license to carry a concealed weapon does not make you a free-lance policeman." - Florida Div. of Licensing

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    Janq, no problem... thanks to you I was reminded about it and have just been able to order it.

    Looks like a good book.

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    looks like a very interesting project.
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    Interesting and Unique Project...

    I like the pictures...just a cross of many real Americans...
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    Why is it that most of the people in the pictures look like people that should not have guns. Can't the writer find or want to have "normal" people in his book? Then again, what is normal?

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    They appear to be pretty much normal and average looking people to me. Even the couple with the girl having guns tattooed on her backside are representative of modern day Americans.

    - Janq
    "Killers who are not deterred by laws against murder are not going to be deterred by laws against guns. " - Robert A. Levy

    "A license to carry a concealed weapon does not make you a free-lance policeman." - Florida Div. of Licensing

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    It looks like a cross section of America. It should be good to let the liberals see the diversity of Americans who own guns.
    Sometimes I wonder who the old man in the mirror is....

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    From the article:

    Paul: "My family had guns the whole time I was a kid. Then I went off and joined the Army and went away and came back. I have guns now largely for the same reason I have fire extinguishers in the house and spare tires in the car. I'm a self-reliant kind of guy and there could come a time when I need to protect my family and I'm a self reliant kind of guy."

    Beth: "I have one for self-protection. I was raised to never rely on anyone else to protect me or watch my back. It took me a year to pick out one that I liked."
    I amy not be into the whole tattoo scene but it looks like a pretty fair cross-section of America and nobody jumps out at me as "Crazy."

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