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22 November 2013

Portraits Of Americans And Their Guns

SAFETY ON? SAY CHEESE

Lindsay Makowski and her bulldog in her living room in Silver Spring, Md. Ms. Makowski owns numerous handguns which she got after getting into a bad situation with a former boyfriend.
Lindsay Makowski and her bulldog in her living room in Silver Spring, Md. Ms. Makowski owns numerous handguns which she got after getting into a bad situation with a former boyfriend.

(L) Ben Baker stands on the railway tracks that run by his home in in Ashburn, Ga. He is posing with his beloved 20 gauge pump action shotgun. (L) Writer Dan Baum at his home in Boulder, Colo. Mr. Baum with his cherished 7.63mm C96 Mauser which was manufactured in 1896.
 (L) Ben Baker stands on the railway tracks that run by his home in in Ashburn, Ga. He is posing with his beloved 20 gauge pump action shotgun. (L) Writer Dan Baum at his home in Boulder, Colo. Mr. Baum with his cherished 7.63mm C96 Mauser which was manufactured in 1896.




  • (L) Ben Baker stands on the railway tracks that run by his home in in Ashburn, Ga. He is posing with his beloved 20 gauge pump action shotgun. (L) Writer Dan Baum at his home in Boulder, Colo. Mr. Baum with his cherished 7.63mm C96 Mauser which was manufactured in 1896.
  • The Baker family (Shari and Ben Baker and their son Jesse and daughter Susan) pose with their weapons outside a disused gas station on the outskirts of in Ashburn, Ga. (L) Loigrand De Angelis, a Miami realtor stands for a portrait with his son in his apartment building in Miami, Fla. (R) Sixteen year-old Elizabeth Lamont at her home in South Riding, Va. Elizabeth has two handguns. Although she has been trained to use the weapons she wonders if in a life threatening situation she really would be able to pull the trigger.
  • Millicent Hunter (left) at her local gun club along with other women from the area for her regular training and target practice in Fairfax, Va.
  • (L) Kim Hyshell at her home in Ashton, Md. Ms. Hyshell’s mother was murdered in a home invasion. After her death, her father purchased the handgun for her though she had no interest in weapons or shooting. She has trained and is now ready to use it if necessary. (R) Dan Wilkins at his home in Austin, Texas with his AR-15, he is an avid gun enthusiast and collector. The Moffatt family at their home in Overgaard, Ariz. Brian and Sheila Moffatt with their children (left to right), Elisa 10, Mariah 12, Joshua 8, Selah 3 and Gabrielle 13. In August 2013 the family appeared on the National Geographic channel’s program “Doomsday Preppers” which explores the lives of Americans who are preparing for the end of the world. (L) Gabrielle Moffatt, 13 years-old with her .22 caliber AR-15 and her sister (R) Mariah Moffatt, 12 years-old with her 9mm pistol.  Loigrand De Angelis plays with his baby son in their family home in Miami, Fla. Mr. De Angelis keeps his HK45 on him at all times much like someone would carry a mobile phone. (L) Brian Moffatt in Overgaard, Ariz. with his AR-15 and (R) Attorney Marc Victor with his AR-15 rifle outside his law office in Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Victor says “I don’t need this weapon but its my right as an American”. Ann Asenbauer at her home in Katy, Texas. Ms Asenbauer decided to buy a gun for self protection after an incident when the police took too long to arrive after an emergency call.

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