I have always been fascinated by guns. T...

50 Guns

Emma

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I have always been fascinated by guns. Their sleekness, their shinyness, the elegance of their design.

  1. Friday, October 25th, 1415. An unknown English soldier killed by a French soldier at the Battle of Agincourt. The first person ever killed by a gun

SHE PLACES THE ‘GUN’ IN THE BOX.

Guns know who they are. They do not experience existential doubt. Whatever happens the gun is still a gun.

SHE PICKS UP ANOTHER ‘GUN’.

  1. 15 July 1974. Christine Chubbuck, committed suicide during a live broadcast. At 9:38 am, 8 minutes into her talk show, on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida, she drew out a revolver and shot herself in the head. Christine had been struggling with depression and suicidal tendencies. Bet the ratings were good that day.

SHE PLACES THE ‘GUN’ IN THE BOX.

Some say guns are evil. Anything created solely for the purpose of destroying other human beings must be evil.

SHE PICKS UP ANOTHER ‘GUN’.

  1. 14th of December, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut. Six-year old Dylan Hockley is one of 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School when twenty-year-old Adam Lanza opens fire on Dylan’s class with a military style Bushmaster .223 semiautomatic rifle. All of the children killed are between the ages of six and seven. The gunman’s mother, Nancy Lanza, volunteered at the school. Nancy is later found dead at her family home. Six female teachers at the school are also killed. The incident was the latest in a series of mass shootings in the US over the last several years. In 2007 32 people were gunned down by a student at Virginia Tech university. President Barrack Obama says: “Our hearts are broken today”. Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association says: “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” and blames rap music, films and violent video games.
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