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Home On the Range

2014 Column Contest Winner

Robert Lawrence is a long-time gun owner and former NRA member who received toy pistols, rifles, and even rocket launchers as a kid, but now sees his own kids banning toy guns from their children’s gift lists. A couple of years ago when a shooting range promotion coincided with a free concealed-carry licensing class, he and his wife found themselves propelled into Gun Mania culture and questioning everything about their roles in it. He recounts the stops along their journey here.