GUN CULTURE

The series “Gun Culture” was shot with the intentions of bringing a unique culture to the public eye. Guns, whether hand held, automatic, long or short range, are weapons that have been around for centuries and are entrenched in our modern society. For the homeowner, guns are a sure way to guarantee safety for the household and provide an enforcer for when other security measures fail. For the hunter, guns are seen as one of the only ways to ensure there will be food on the table. For the unfamiliar, though, guns can be a terrifying tool of mass destruction. Despite the many connotations a gun may have, then, it is the person behind the gun, and perhaps the person faced with it, that determines its use and its meaning. This series was created to provide a look into this culture of gun users and how the weapon has affected their way of life.