Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Guns?

Guns have been around for centuries, but no nation has embraced the firearm like the United States. Nearly half of all civilian-owned guns belong to Americans. We speak to HuffPost reporter Andy Campbell and Stanford History professor Priya Satia, author of "Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution" about the roots of America's gun obsession. From cowboy movies to action films, from the Winchester rifle to the AR-15, what are the roots of America’s gun obsession?
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