by Ben Philippi in New Photography on Thursday 19 April 2012

As a professional photographer, journalist and gun owner, I set out to do something that has never been done before: I spent four years traveling to every corner of America photographing proud, unashamed and legal gun owners in a raw unbiased manner. After meeting many uniquely different people, I can assure you that America is indeed made from a very special cloth woven from the fibers of God, Guns, and Guts.

My experiences took me many places and I would be remiss to leave out the variety of flavors that make up the landscape, both urban and rural that embrace these individuals, so I have included some of the landscape and location images to the book. I have also included many of the favorite quotes from the people I photographed to complete the vision of this project. This book has been a labor of love and passion and I know that you will like it. We need to celebrate freedom, liberty and our right to bear arms in a fun and creative spirit.