After the Attack on the Capitol, My Husband Wants to Buy a Gun

To protect our multiracial family

Photo by Gus Moretta on Unsplash

News of the attack on the US Capitol building has weighed heavily on my family, particularly my typically even-keeled husband. He’s been glued to his phone, tracking updates on the situation. He started complaining about an ache in his jaw — a muscle that seems permanently tensed. He’d been carrying…

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