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Connections: Previewing the "Beating Guns" tour

Apr 18, 2019

Invoking the idea of beating swords into plowshares, two men have written a book calling for us to beat guns into garden tools. The book, simply called "Beating Guns," is a layered approach to understanding gun violence. From the history of American gun enthusiasm, to the intertwining of gun culture with Christianity, the authors explore how we arrived as the most armed country.

In Rochester, they’ll host an event in which citizens can turn in guns that will be melted down and turned into tools. First, they join us on Connections:

  • Shane Claiborne, founder of The Simple Way and president of Red Letter Christians
  • Michael Martin, founder and executive director of RAWtools Inc.