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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

AZYaateeh Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 5:42 AM
No. Which historical facts—I mean FACTS, not chanting—do you really know more about than me? Considering that, just in the last 48 hours, I have been researching the theories of the fall of the Classic Maya; the possible connections of the Chaco Anasazi with the Aztecs; the Tamil legend of the lost continent of Kumari Kandam; traditional Hawaiian land-tenure; the clan structure of Romania in the late Medieval period; the split in nuclear research policy in the early Postwar era; and the Hungarian political legend of the Sacred Crown. Well step up, list for me what you've been researching. I'm sure you can impress me no end with the breadth and depth of your learning on this topic, right?

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...