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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

Hoosierguy Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:31 PM
Ok, so what's an acceptable number of home invasions before you decide it's ok to own a handgun? 1? 20? It seems to me that waiting for one to happen before owning a handgun is sort of like closing the barn door after the horses are loose.

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...