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CNN Photos: Coming to grips with guns
June 26th, 2013
08:32 PM ET

CNN Photos: Coming to grips with guns

Heidi Lender had never liked guns, nor had she ever had to confront her distaste for them. She didn’t even know anyone who owned a gun growing up and never had fired anything more powerful than a BB gun.

Lender started dating a guy whose secret hobby was collecting them. He was respectful of Lender’s not wanting to see his guns around the house and kept his guns hidden, but he did sleep with a gun by his pillow.

Lender and her boyfriend decided to try to have children together, and she decided she needed to come to an understanding about his draw to them and her abhorrence of them. Two years ago she took self-portraits posing with a variety of guns. She then was unsure what the next development for the project was and put it to bed.


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  1. lwk2431

    It is amazing how many women change their mind about guns when they get a chance to go to the range and shoot a real one. Especially when they put "two and two together" and realize how empowering it s to be able to defend yourself against people you were helpless against before.


    June 27, 2013 at 9:46 am | Reply

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