Gun Nation Project

Posters advertising military-designed assault weapons, in the window of Paladin Arms, a gun-store in Longmont, Colorado. Semi-automatic assault rifles may be legally purchased over-the-counter by anyone over the age of 18 in the state of Colorado. Photo by Zed Nelson

Posters advertising military-designed assault weapons, in the window of Paladin Arms, a gun-store in Longmont, Colorado. Semi-automatic assault rifles may be legally purchased over-the-counter by anyone over the age of 18 in the state of Colorado. Photo by Zed Nelson

Zed Nelson’s seminal project Gun Nation – a disturbing reflection on America’s deadly love affair with the gun – is widely considered to be the definitive body of work on the subject. The work questions every cliche and myth that underpins the culture of gun ownership in the United States today.In the United States today there are an estimated 200 million guns in circulation and 30,000 people die every year by gunfire.

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