PJ Media

"When you get outside of New York City, there is a whole other world out there.”

So says the publisher of a new magazine, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O1PKOG?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B000O1PKOG”emGarden Gun/em,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B000O1PKOG” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / when explaining that there are 40 million people outside of New York City who enjoy hunting and fishing. The magazine just came out in April right before the Virginia Tech shooting and the title has caused a bit of a stir, a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/30/business/media/30garden.html?ex=1335585600en=659f46a26eefab0eei=5088partner=rssnytemc=rss”according to an article in /aemThe New York Times/em. I think this is true, given that I learned about the magazine from a local book club here in Knoxville whose members seemed perplexed about the title of the new magazine, but not in a negative way. br /br /I guess people don’t think that guns and gardens should go together or maybe those who like gardens are not supposed to like guns? That seems silly. The usage of the word gun in the title is a metaphor for the sporting life and once you get out of New York, there are many people who enjoy this lifestyle. Why shouldn’t there be a magazine that reflects the hobbies of those who both hunt and enjoy gardening and nature? Afterall, the two are not mutually exclusive.