Kyle Cassidy's photographs of an armed america

Without a pre-determined political agenda, photographer Kyle Cassidy traveled all over the country to capture portraits of gun owning Americans in their homes posing with their guns, and in many cases along with their pets. This project which he started documenting on his blog quickly spread by word of mouth. In an interview, when asked about the diversity of the people he met including one old man who had his grandfather’s guns made into a lamp “because he wasn’t so impressed with them, when it came down to it,” Cassidy replied:

Yeah, and he was very interesting, because he had changed his opinion over the years as he had gotten older. To me, he’s more interesting than photographing another deer hunter or something like that, because it showed a real gradation of thought among people.

Cassidy compiled the photos in his book titled “Armed America.”