Sunday, February 7, 2010 | Audio
Last week, This American Life re-played its episode entitled Guns, which originally aired in 2007. In typical fashion, Ira Glass et al attempt to comprehend the contentious “American’s and their guns” topic from the inside out evoking sympathy for both sides. The show is hilarious at times, bittersweet at others, heart-wrenching in places and thoroughly enjoyable all the way through. My favorite bit is Sarah Vowell’s discovery that, while she still might not like her dad’s gun collection, she is a big fan of his scratch-built canon with which she promises him to blast his remains after his death. A must listen is the story of a Texas gun owner who chose to obey Texas law and not take her firearm into a restaurant, only to have her father and mother killed by a gunman while she watched and could do nothing. But there is much more, so listen!