BOSTON, March 21 (Reuters) – Writer Dan Baum, a
self-described Jewish liberal Democrat and a gun enthusiast
since childhood, strapped a revolver to his side in 2009 and set
off on an 18-month, 15,000 mile (24,140 km)exploration of the
U.S. firearms culture.
His book, “Gun Guys: A Road Trip,” was released this month
amid a gun-control debate rekindled by the Dec. 14 shootings at
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Chris Strachwitz discovered the first performer for his Arhoolie Records label by quizzing roadside field hands, a prosperous cotton farmer named Mr. Tom Moore, and a man called Peg Leg at a railroad station in Navasota, Texas.
As Strachwitz tells it, Peg Leg identified a highway worker and former tenant farmer who entertained local folks: Mance Lipscomb.