Is Uncle Henry’s being treated like the poor relation?

Posted July 27, 2009, at 2:54 p.m.

Maine-based Uncle Henry’s Swap or Sell It Guide will no longer be distributed in the Boston area by the Boston Herald newspaper. The newspaper has bowed to pressure, according to news reports, from anti-gun violence groups who object to its listing of guns

for sale. The guns, these groups believe, are being used in crimes in the Boston area. Do urban residents have different relationships with guns than their rural counterparts? Is the beef with private gun sales legitimate, or is it an unsubstantiated myth? Should private gun sales be made illegal?