Shoot a Real Machine Gun!


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Shoot a Real Machine Gun. Photo by Mary Lowry.

On a layover yesterday at the Las Vegas airport, the slot machines, advertisements for a chance to shoot a real machine gun, and overload of rhinestone bling on women’s sandals and hair accoutrement made me so queasy I was tempted to pay $16.99 for 10 minutes at the Airport’s Oxygen Bar to revive myself. I was careful not to miss my plane out of there. Viva Las Vegas!
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Slot Machines. Photo by Mary Lowry

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About Mary Pauline Lowry


Mary Pauline Lowry, a fourth generation Texan, fought forest fires on an elite type 1 “Hotshot” crew, which traveled the Western U.S battling wildfires.

More recently, Lowry has dedicated her time to the movement to end violence against women, counseling and advocating for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, as well as lobbying the Texas legislature for funding and new laws to benefit survivors.

Mary Pauline Lowry’s unsold novel, The Gods of Fire, based on her experiences as a forest firefighter, has been optioned for film. She is currently writing the screenplay.