GOOD Magazine 029: The Exploration Issue — Not Just a Novelty Item
by Sarah Stankorb / Illustrations by David Schwen
It’s almost four months to the day that I stood alongside my daughter and PETA volunteers, protesting the National Rifle Association’s tacky and ludicrous press conference a week after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. That week, NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre poked fingers at video game violence, lambasted the media, and recommended armed guards in our schools. Just blocks from the White House, he ranted in a hotel ballroom while my baby slept bundled in her snowsuit and stroller with me outside. I held a sign that said “Teach kindness, not killing.”
Now, I gather up the surprising lightness of my rented gun, take aim, and fire again. Another slug blasts through the middle of my paper friend.
It has been a strange few months.
Meet the least likely group in the U.S. that one would expect to be embracing guns —liberals.
For more of GOOD Magazine 029: The Exploration Issue and The Power of Then, subscribe to GOOD Magazine at subscribe.good.is or click the banner below.