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Gunning for the end times: Inside America's citizen-state arms race.

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One the one hand we have the increasing liberalization of lethal violence, on the other hand, crime is going down. More and more people are talking about being less insanely harsh when it comes to criminal punishment.

Writer Chase Madar investigates the splintered psychology of American gun culture - where irrational ideas about risk and threat create more dangerous citizens in a safer world, mass shootings expand gun culture and the arms race between the state and its citizens shoots down the social contract.

Chase wrote the article Have Guns, Will Liberate in the latest issue of The Baffler.

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Chase Madar

Chase Madar is an attorney, a columnist for Al Jazeera America and author of The Passion of Bradley Manning.

 

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