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A man chooses a gun at the Gun Gallery in Glendale, California, 18 April 2007.
Conservatives believe in gun ownership and personal liberty. Liberals want gun control and societal benefit. These are considered givens in the political landscape. Or maybe not. Sonia Wolff is a novelist and proud liberal… who recently decided to buy a gun that she keeps at home for protection. In an editorial in the Los Angeles Times she talked about the difficult transition from gun control advocate, to gun owner. Is gun ownership blurring across ideological lines? Or are some gun-control advocates throwing in the towel? Are you a reluctant gun owner?
Sonia Wolff, a Los Angeles-based novelist and reluctant gun owner