Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson on the History of the AR-15
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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Andrew talks to Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson, co-authors of American Gun, about the history of the AR-15, an assault weapon that captures America’s contemporary love affair with technology, freedom and guns.
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Cameron McWhirter is a national reporter for The Wall Street Journal, based in Atlanta. He has covered mass shootings, violent protests and natural disasters across the South. He is also the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. Previously, he reported for other publications in the U.S., as well as Bosnia, Iraq, and Ethiopia.
Zusha Elinson is a national reporter for The Wall Street Journal, based in California, who writes about guns and violence. He grew up on a dirt road in upstate New York, graduated from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and worked as a chimney sweep. Elinson has also written for the Center for Investigative Reporting and The New York Times Bay Area section. He received a MacDowell Fellowship to complete this book.