Gun Control
6:20 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Hunters Explain What Guns Mean For Their Passion

As politicians debate gun control in Washington and Springfield, we've has been trying to hear from local gun owners. It’s part of a series called “Our Guns” - about the many reasons Americans own them. Hunters and sportsmen have complex relationships to firearms.

Hunters Mike Blaske, 32, foreground, and Scott Early, 63, pose with their shotguns during a late January Canada goose hunt outside of Gardner, Ill., about an hour southwest of Chicago.
Hunters Mike Blaske, 32, foreground, and Scott Early, 63, pose with their shotguns during a late January Canada goose hunt outside of Gardner, Ill., about an hour southwest of Chicago.
Credit Chicago Public Media

As Illinois Public Radio's Alex Keefe learned - it’s part history, part tradition and part recreation.