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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

helioquois Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 11:19 AM
You are correct. On top of this, our legislators and unaccountable government agencies create a plethora of laws and policies so that any citizen, at any time, can be charged and/or arrested for just about any reason. Otherwise law-abiding citizens become criminals in waiting, thereby expanding law enforcement and judicial agencies into a form of tyranny, able to appropriate property and reduce civil liberty. I think of this often when looking at the Benghazi dust-up...the maker of that video was punished for supposedly other offenses not related to the video after the administration promised Islamic countries that they would take action to punish him--1st Amendment be damned.

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...