January 14, 2011 3:59 PM

In Arizona, even a TV station is called KGUN

Since the mass shooting a week ago that killed six people and gravely injured Tucson's popular Democratic congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, a new national debate has erupted about gun control. But missing from the discussion is an understanding of the culture of this southern Arizona community of nearly 1 million people. People here own guns, lots of people, including Giffords, who owned the same model weapon she was shot with.

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