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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

Ernie29 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:35 PM
Actually there are more than 2 cultures or maybe sub-cultures. I for one just love to shoot and find the beauty in a finely crafted firearm. I still do a little hunting, I do buy a licence every year to support our Game and Fish Dept programs. To hold and shoulder a fine shootgun or to bench rest a custom single shoot rifle is what I truly enjoy. To hit the 10 ring at 500 yards or run 25 straight at the skeet range is what keeps me comming back. Most people that are anti gun have never tried to understand what it means to shoot, heaven forbid they actually go out and try it and talk to the people that are out at the range, what a shame they walk such a narrow path.
Dr_Zinj Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:29 AM
Hunters have done more to support wildlife programs than the rest of the entire country.
ericynot Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:45 PM
Ernie,

Your reason to own a gun makes perfect sense. And you expressed it well.
AKFred1 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:03 PM
Eric,
Self defence along with self reliance is something more people should try. Not being a victim is a choice. If you truly believe you are safe and your home will never be broken into because the chances are so slim, try this. Put a sign in your front yard that has the following statement on it, "I do not own a gun but my neighbor does". Which house will be broken into first. If you truly believe you are safe, do it.

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...