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MY DISABILITY DOES NOT MAKE ME TOO DANGEROUS TO OWN A GUN

“Just 4.5 grains- right there.” I stood next to my stepfather in his father’s garage, watching the scale as I measured gunpowder for the bullet cartridge we were assembling. While 9mm bullets can take more, this is the amount his father taught him when he was a kid. He helped me through assembling the bullet, the cartridge, and finally the primer. “If there’s ever an issue getting parts, this part is the part that will be hardest to source. You can reuse other parts, or make your own gun powder, but the primers aren’t reusable.”

I didn’t grow up in a militia. This isn’t some cautionary tale. This is one of the basic rites of passage in my area: To have a family member train you in gun safety and use. It’s part of what it means to be an adult in Appalachian Pennsylvania. The day you shoot or make a bullet cartridge for the first time, you’ve come one step closer to being an adult.

 

via My Disability Does Not Make Me Too Dangerous to Own a Gun | NOS Magazine

By Eve Reiland

Contact | internationalbadassactivists@gmail.com

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