Gun Culture Villanelle


White, male, rural, Protestant, and middle-class.
My kid can kick your honor student’s ass.

Demographics change; gun culture, though, remains
resolutely white, male, lower-middle-class.

Civilian gun stock: more guns in fewer homes,
the homes of kids who kick honor-student ass.

300 million firearms in private hands,
predominantly white, male, rural, middle-class,
anti-honor-student, pro-kicking-ass.



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