That Cape Fear Gun Lifestyle

Gun Culture 2.0

Visiting my daughter in Wilmington, North Carolina recently, a local “lifetsyle” magazine, Cape Fear Living, caught my eye. Many cities have these to promote local business and civic affairs. Look at the cover below and it will be obvious what drew my attention. Look at those GUNS!

Flipping through the magazine I was actually surprised to see that the guns on the cover were not just props. The side-by-side shotgun and large revolver suggested that. There was actually a long article accompanying the cover discussing guns in the context of femininity and empowerment. To quote the article, “There is a burgeoning population of women . . . who are taking a proactive stances in fortifying their response to [the] need for personal protection.”

As the article progresses, pictures of the side-by-side and revolver give way to semi-automatic pistols. We hear from Mary Anne Rodrigues, a Marine Corp veteran and

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