Book Talk: ‘Gun Guys: A Road Trip’ explores America’s gun culture – Writer Dan Baum, a self-described Jewish liberal Democrat and a gun enthusiast since childhood, strapped a revolver to his side in 2009 and set off on an 18-month, 15,000 mile (24,140 km)exploration of the U.S. firearms culture. His book, “Gun Guys: A Road Trip,” was released this month amid a gun-control debate rekindled by the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Baum, who lives in Boulder, Colorado, says it was a challenge to write for two polarized audiences: liberals and fiercely protective gun lovers.