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Why do you own a gun? Book finds owners in their homes

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One of the many gun owners captured in the book

By Adam Allington, KWMU

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St. Louis, MO – Photographer and writer Kyle Cassidy has spent the past two years asking people across the country on question: Why do you own a gun?

The result is a coffee-table book of 100 portraits of Americans in their homes with their guns; it's called "Armed America."

The book was released last month and includes more than a few Missourians.

Cassidy spoke with KWMU's Adam Allington.

To hear an extended interview with Cassidy, click here.

See a video Cassidy made during his project

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