How to Be a Pacifist in a Gun-Loving Country

Students at Roosevelt High School take part in a nationwide protest against gun violence on March 14, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo / Manuel Valdes) This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com . To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. Sign up for The Nation Daily and get our hard-hitting journalism in your inbox every weekday. Guns. In a country with more than 300 million of them, a country that’s recently been swept up in a round of protests over the endless killing sprees they permit, you’d think I might have had more experience with them. As it happens, I’ve held a gun only once in my life. I even fired it. I was in perhaps tenth grade and enamored with an Eagle Scout who loved war reenactments. On weekends, he and his friends camped out, took off their […]

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