A gun-totin’ former hippie vegan

Shooting prairie dogs in South Dakota.  Photo by Jason Patinkin
Shooting prairie dogs in South Dakota. Photo by Jason Patinkin

I’m probably the unlikeliest gun owner around.

I’m 25, was a hippie at New Trier High School and still kind of look like one. I’m liberal, Jewish, anti-war and against a big military.

The North Shore suburb in which I grew up, Glencoe, was full of anti-gun progressives like my parents. While studying at Columbia University — not exactly a National Rifle Association stronghold — I was a vegan, giving up not just meat but all animal products like dairy and eggs.

So I’m not the person you’d expect to own a semi-automatic rifle, a .308 hunting rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun.  Read more…

 

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One thought on “A gun-totin’ former hippie vegan”

  1. Great article Jason!

    I still don’t like guns, but that’s a discussion for another time. Meanwhile, I thought your beautifully written article was just great. And the fishing boat photos also.

    You’ve got talent! But then. we always knew that…

    Take care of yourself, and don’t do anything to make me worry .

    Love Grandma June

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