“Why Do East Tennesseans Love Their Guns?” is a well written article by Jesse Fox Mayshar who appears to be a Non-Gunner. None of the snide remarks we are used to or condescending tones.
The closing is one I agree with
Unlike some gun enthusiasts, he doesn’t necessarily think there’s anything wrong with anyone who doesn’t want to own a gun (or 19 of them). But he does wish that people who don’t like guns could just think of it the way he thinks of golf: as something that other people enjoy, for some unfathomable reason.
“You really don’t have to understand it,” he says, almost plaintively. “I hate to use this buzzword, but I will: It’s tolerance.”
In other words, gun people say: We’re here. Don’t fear. Just get over it.
Mr Mayshar deserves kudos for a good article. It is thoughtful and amazingly deep. He did a darn good job of presenting rather than judging.