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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

mvaughan Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:17 PM
But, we've seen it many times previously throughout history and now we are experiencing it in a very noticeable and strong way. We have been a complacent society and it's time to stop assuming our government has our best interest at hand. No more assuming. It's time for we citizens to demand our rights.

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...