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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

BigOlBear Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:25 AM
Raul, it appears that English is not your first language. As a child, my son was picked up and taken to the police station because he pointed a friend's cap gun at a patrol car that was passing by. It was a lesson learned. Guns of any type must be used responsibly and I can assure you that those of us who support the second amendment take guns very seriously, including the police. Only liberals and criminals would disagree.

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...