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  • Let’s all fire our machine guns at once!

    Let’s all fire our machine guns at once!

    Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.

  • Guns are different for women in the West

    Guns are different for women in the West

    As a woman, I believe I am safer with a gun in the West.

  • How Arizona's culture helped shape the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

    How Arizona's culture helped shape the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords

    If you want to understand why Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and 18 others at a Tucson Safeway in 2011, look to Arizona’s soulless culture and vitriolic politics.

  • The trouble with guns

    The trouble with guns

    Maybe it's true that guns don't kill people, but people using guns can sure do damage.

  • Gunning with the in-laws

    Jonathan Thompson learns to love guns – and to fear them even more than he did before.

  • Guns -- and none

    Guns -- and none

    A woman who grew up with guns goes on to a life without them.

  • The kindness of hunters

    The kindness of hunters

    After a lifetime of despising and fearing guns, a woman is blindsided by the everyday kindness shown by two hunters.

  • History viewed through gunsights

    History viewed through gunsights

    Hal Herring traces the history of the American West through its guns and the people who used them in Famous Firearms of the Old West.

  • Heard around the West

    San Francisco puts dog poop to work; stupid motorists’ tricks; warning to Mr. Cheney; Vogue tackles global warming; Alaska retools its image

  • Blood spills over a $14 camping fee

    In the wake of a confrontation over a camping fee that ended in a tourist’s death, a former park ranger remembers a frightening incident from his own career

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