Want to Understand American Gun Culture? Start by Listening.

I could hunt with this rifle, but my right to own it exists independently of its utility as a hunting tool.

In a recent opinion piece titled Guns and the Rural Vote, Ryan Davis offers his thoughts on what people fail to understand about American gun culture. Unfortunately, Davis himself overlooks the essential and distinguishing features of Americans’ attitudes towards firearms and the right to bear arms. In doing so, Davis misunderstands why American “gun people” (for lack of a better term)…