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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

MarkinIdaho Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 11:29 AM
I'll consider agreeing with the "beyond sufficient" concept when our government returns to the doctrine of 'least intrusive means." Cops use all means to protect themselves even when they have little to no 'just cause' to feel threatened. Bureaucrats also fail to abide by 'least intrusive means.' The M-16 was designed as a 'least intrusive means' of removing an enemy combatant from the field of combat. If they wanted true 'knock down' power, they would have gone with the 308 Winchester or NATO equivalent (7.62). Instead, they chose the 5.56 NATO as the least intrusive means to take down an enemy that also provided an opportunity to carry more rounds of ammo so they could use 'least intrusive means' on more enemy combatants.

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...