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Letter: Ever wondered about religious America’s love of guns? Read this

Handguns are for sale at Impact Guns in Ogden on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Hats off to Deseret News reporter Mya Jaradat for her story (“Understanding America: Is there a connection between faith and firearms?” Dec. 3). This is a brilliant piece of journalism on a topic that continues to be important in our national discussion.

It was fascinating to discover in her piece that some folks believe guns and the essence of being American go hand-in-hand — and further, that they see a connection between their faith and their firearms. Jaradat draws on a host of sources to fill out a picture that is not only educational but for some, like this reader, gives a glimpse into a significant part of Americana that we don’t hear enough about. Excellent work.

Christopher Smart

Salt Lake City