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Dan Baum is a gun fanatic. He is also Jewish Democrat who grew up in suburban New Jersey. In Gun Guys, he takes us on a guided tour of gun stores and gun shows, shooting ranges and festivals, contests and auctions, trying to figure out what draws so many of us to guns in the first place. Is it just part of being American? Introducing a wide cast of characters, Baum shows both sides of the gun culture in America, bringing an entire world vividly to life, and in doing so helping to find a middle ground in the gun debate, where actual conversation can take place.
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There are nuanced portraits in "Gun Guys," including a chapter about an upper-class couple that spends thousands of dollars on machine guns that they shoot in combat-style competitions.Read Full Review of Gun Guys: A Road Trip | See more reviews from WSJ online
Gun Guys is smart and informative—an education for anyone the slightest bit curious about why gun owners are so passionate about their guns. Dan Baum’s stories are alive, engaging, and earnest.Read Full Review of Gun Guys: A Road Trip | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
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