Magazine
Guns R Us

August 6, 2007

Westerners have always been deeply in love with their firearms, and gun-shop owners like Ryan Horsley are determined to make sure that nothing comes between them

Feature

Guns R Us
Westerners have always been deeply in love with their firearms, and gun-shop owners like Ryan Horsley are determined to make sure that nothing comes between them

Editor's Note

Ready, aim, compromise
With this issue on guns in the West, High Country News hopes to encourage people across the political spectrum to talk about sane gun policy rather than indulge in rabid rhetorical gunplay

Uncommon Westerners

Changing the world, one car at a time
Greg Rock, co-founder of the Green Car Company in Seattle, is determined to help the world drive into a greener and more sustainable future

Essays

The owl and I
Melissa Hart’s relationship with an owl transforms her life

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Party with Mark Udall in Snowmass; visitors; a cone by any other name

News

Of politics and the river
The last free-flowing river in the desert Southwest, Arizona’s San Pedro, is threatened by an expanding Fort Huachuca and a controversial congressman
Pony up
When it comes to fund raising, Mitt Romney is the West’s favorite presidential candidate, as is demonstrated by a series of charts

Book Reviews

A forest in flux
Jon R. Luoma examines old-growth forests through the eyes of the scientists who study them in The Hidden Forest: The Biography of an Ecosystem
On the road, and on a date with history
In Uncertain Pilgrims, novelist Lenore Carroll follows a troubled young woman who is retracing the Santa Fe Trail

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West
Stonefridge has fallen; passports for Hutterites; 8-year-old terrorists?; railroad safety, sort of; stinky orchids; bare bikers busted in Seattle

Letters

Two Weeks in the West

Two weeks in the West
The continuing saga of the white-tailed prairie dog vs. Julie MacDonald; sage grouse in trouble; Westerners are still burning – and drowning; statistics about air conditioning and a long hot summer

Related Stories

An alphabetical speed-load of state-by-state gun facts
The West’s gun laws are an unbelievable hodgepodge, but in general the region is very friendly toward firearms
Video Interview: Ryan Horsley
Ryan Horsley talks about Red's Trading Post: its history, his troubles with the ATF, and why he doesn't sell machine guns