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'The Gun Machine' Ep. 1: Examining the origin of the U.S.'s gun industry

Illustration by Diego Mallo
Illustration by Diego Mallo

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The symbiotic relationship between the gun industry and the government goes all the way back to the 1790s when the Founding Fathers created an open-source think tank in Massachusetts: the Springfield Armory. Its mission: Make the best guns in the world.

The podcast series, “The Gun Machine,” explains how the United States has shaped and been shaped by, the gun industry — and how we all play a role.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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