Americans love guns. There are an estimated 270
million firearms in American private ownership, nearly as many firearms as
human beings. One day quite soon the
guns will outnumber the people. That scares me, but I am English. Now that I
live in America I am starting to understand why I should be scared. Or, as it
A is for ArmaLite, B is for Browning, C is for Colt, D
is for Derringer, E is for Enfield, F is for Firearms and G is for Gun. Growing
up in England, that’s how I learned my ABC’s. This is because I am an American
through my Father, and guns are in my DNA.
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