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David French, NYT

I’ve grown appalled as parts of the gun rights movement have veered into embracing a form of gun idolatry or gun fetish that treats a gun as a quasi-sacred object. Indeed, Representative Andy Ogles, the congressman for Covenant’s district, sent out a Christmas card featuring him, his wife and two of his kids holding AR-style rifles. Gun fetishists delight in “triggering” and intimidating fellow citizens with open displays of firepower.


Scientific American:

 [F]etishization of the firearm [in America has grown] to the point that, in the present day, gun owners view their weapons as adding meaning and a sense of purpose to their lives…

Margaret Soltan, March 29, 2023 9:15PM
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