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'The Gun Machine' Ep. 3: Why American citizens buy guns

Illustration by Diego Mallo
Illustration by Diego Mallo

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How do you convince a bunch of civilians that they need to keep buying new guns?

In Episode 3 of “The Gun Machine,” host Alain Stephens talks about the man who wrote that playbook: Samuel Colt. He also helped seed the fantastical version of the American West that is often misremembered as fact today.

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