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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

AZYaateeh Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 5:21 AM
No serious constitutional scholars interpret that introductory clause as restricting the right to bear arms to militias. That interpretation is as illiterate as saying the First Amendment requires disrespect toward religion, since Congress can't make laws respecting (i.e. "regarding") it. As for the rest of your "argument", abusus non tollit usum. And your inappropriate generalization from one incident of gun violence could also be used to outlaw parenting, since some people abuse their children. Finally, since you seem to think "nutter" is a word, you're either not an American, or you're a poser who affects a foreign dialect (that's British English). So who cares what you think about American politics?

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...