An article on the CNN homepage…really?
I’m kind of mixed on my feelings. First off, some are clearly staged for a bit of sensationalism, and I am fairly sure the few photos that CNN highlighted are probably those which cause the most “shock” to the typical liberal. While others are nicely done. One issue that I see repeatedly is “the booger picker on the trigger”. This is a reminder to me as a photographer that I need to ensure my subjects are aware of their trigger finger position at all times. I think the reason CNN frontlined it is because the Trayvor Martin shooting has guns on topic, and there are a few photos that come across questionable and emphasizing stereotypes.
Website of author & book God, Guns, & Guts by Ben Philippi http://www.godgunsgutsbook.com and I wonder if this was created as a counter-point to the similarly titled “God, Guts, & Gun: A Close Look at the Radical Right” (by Phillip Finch)
I own “Armed Amercia: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes” which is a very nice table book and also features PAFOA‘s founder Dan.