Remembrances of Guns
Published on July 30, 2012 by Sara Foss

Like many people, I've been thinking about guns in the wake of the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater.

It's no fun to have a gun pulled on you, as I can attest, having once been mugged at gunpoint. I was lucky - the gun wasn't fired, and the man who mugged me eventually ran off. Even so, close encounters with death - and the instruments of death - are difficult to put out of your mind.

Over at Gawker, my Oberlin classmate Kiese Laymon has written an essy about his encounters with guns. Like me, he hasn't forgotten these experiences.

Click here to read Kiese's piece.

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