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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

AmyDB Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 2:31 AM
w-smith... Aside from that Jefferson was no more nor less a racist than any other learned man of the time. A hold over from earlier times. Slavery was a given back then. In some lands it still goes on. That is reality, the strong owned the weak nor was it always based on race. Sometimes a slave could work towards freedom but only rarely. Tell me w-smith do you rail against the slavery that still goes on today? Or do you ignore it because it's not in your face or openly in this Nation?

Since NBC sportscaster Bob Costas went on his halftime anti-gun rant on Sunday using words written by Fox Sports Columnist Jason Whitlock, we’ve heard a lot from the media and from uniformed commentators about America’s “gun culture.” The fact is, America actually has two gun cultures and it is important to distinguish them from one another.  

The first gun culture is deeply seated in American history and her founding. Founding Fathers like George Washington understood that an armed citizenry would prevent government tyranny, which is why we have the Second Amendment. This is a concept rapper...