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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

AmyDB Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 5:33 PM
Eric said... Nex, Roid rage and guns. There's a dandy combo. _________________ Too late Eric....'Roid rage...well you could ask Cris Benoit about it, or maybe his wife. Oh wait you can't cause Benoit killed her & himself. Only flaw in your logic is Benoit didn't use a gun. He strangled her then hung himself. Should we ban rope? How about the young man who killed his father & the father's SO last week up here in WY.... With a compound bow.
ericynot Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:30 PM
Amy,

At no time in today's discussion have I suggested banning ANYTHING.

What I AM suggesting is that unless a person has a very specific reason to own a firearm (hunting, live in a dangerous neighborhood, etc.), they are better off not having one in their home.
LtScrounge Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:06 PM
One of the founding fathers (I think it was George Washington) said that the primary reason for the Second Amendment was to insure that the people retain the ability to defend themselves against those who would impose tyranny upon them, including their own government. Considering the 100+ million people who have been murdered by their own governments following imposition of gun control laws since 1900, I consider that a pretty compelling reason. Please feel free to watch the video series put together by the JPFO and Dr Ignacio Piazza on YouTube. For even more information about gun rights world wide ( BTW US does NOT have the most free gun control laws in the world.) Please attend a Gun Rights Policy Conference held by the 2nd Amndmnt Fndtn.

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...