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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

Seawolf Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:52 AM
You know, maybe Costas was right, maybe SOME people shouldn't be allowed to have guns. Isn't that what these big city gun laws are REALLY all about? The Sullivan law in NY immediately comes to mind. Those laws were written specifically to keep guns out of the hands of immigrants and blacks who were thought to be incapable of their proper use. Seems from the picture, not much has changed has 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...