Gun control is one of the most hotly-debated topics in America. Many of the arguments focus on the early days of the nation and our fundamental “right to bear arms.” According to historian Pamela Haag (The Gunning of America), the U.S. obsession with guns isn’t inherent. Instead, she’ll argue that this craving for weapons was created by ingenious marketing campaigns by the gun industry and, in particular, the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. She’ll share what she’s learned (including how Oliver Winchester’s daughter Sarah disagreed with her father’s need to sell so many weapons) and what reframing our understanding of gun culture means for the future of America.
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