It’s a wrenching debate for the country, and the anguish over Sandy Hook and the relentless shootings in Chicago have reinvigorated the divisive issue. We’ve been following the many sides of the gun debate and we’ll continue to do so, but today we begin a series we’re calling “Our Guns” -- conversations with people who own and are committed to gun rights. We start today by hearing from people in rural Illinois.
That’s because the debate over guns is often divided geographically, with people in cities pushing for gun control and people in more rural areas pushing back.
Robert Wildeboer recently traveled to Southern Illinois to hear what gun owners there would like Chicago-area residents to understand about guns, violence, freedom and their way of life.