Few issues in Tennessee generate the kind of passion and intensity as gun ownership. For many, a gun is a swift and deadly instrument of mayhem. Others, however, simply see a gun as a tool, only as dangerous as the hand holding it.
During the week of November 28, 2016, WUOT presented five East Tennessee stories. In each, a gun played a significant and pivotal role in the life of the storyteller. Here are three examples: