Guns and Relatives

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While we wait for his partner, George teaches us some U.S. history. How the “Indians weren’t doing much with their land anyway” and that today’s rednecks and hillbillies are the descendants of prisoners dumped here to be the newfound nation’s foot soldiers. The “first gun-grab” was when the Brits came to seize guns from the people of Concord . . . and thus the American Revolution.

Over at The Butter, Heather Steadham writes about attending a “concealed handgun carry class” in Arkansas and her family’s longtime relationship with firearms.


Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →