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William McGurn: I’ve just become a first-time gun owner — here’s what made me do it


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William McGurn: I’ve just become a first-time gun owner — here’s what made me do it

On Monday it became official: The police issued me a gun permit. Never did I imagine I’d be here. Not because I was anti-gun. My dad was a career FBI agent, so my siblings and I grew up with guns. At the same time, my father was never particularly interested in guns. To no avail,…

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On Monday it became official: The police issued me a gun permit.

Never did I imagine I’d be here. Not because I was anti-gun. My dad was a career FBI agent, so my siblings and I grew up with guns.

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At the same time, my father was never particularly interested in guns. To no avail, we would beg him to go to shoots to show off his skills. More…

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