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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

Surtr Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:59 PM
**In cities like Chicago, where 10 murders a weekend is average . . . the breakdown of the family, lack of firearms education and a missing respect for proper firearms use is to blame for a violent gun culture** It's laughable to attribute Chicago's murder rate to illegitimacy, lack of education, and respect. The painful truth is that our ancestors imported Africa. The Africa of murder, rape, genocide, starvation, and HIV. Poor Bob Costas has no clue that the problem with firearms he ranted about has the same origin as the heavily black composition of the football teams: Black prevalence in crime and pro sports is just how genes that were adaptive in Africa manifest in modern society.
abrown sr. Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:25 PM
I agree that the inner cities have the most prevalent violence, and that the inner cities seem to be heavily populated with African Americans, BUT I believe that the race is not the decider in the violence, but rather the environment that the inhabitants are in with the broken homes, lack of encouragement, and a host of other factors. I see a lot of "Black Americans " that are not violent, that are successful in life and each one of them will tell you of the nurture, or encouragement or some thing else that brought them through the difficult time. RACE IS NOT THE DECIDING POINT!!
mvaughan Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:15 PM
I agree strongly with you Mr. Brown. There are certainly many factors that come into play with why inner cities have much violence and can occur within any race. But I feel the most important issue at hand today and ensuring that our country does not lose it's Consitutional rights. The current administration, as with many previously, has been erroding at our freedoms, making us a society of "followers", of "needy", "selfish", "lazy" citizens. Bottom line is it's all about the "elite" controlling every aspect of our lives in order to pad their pockets and I would think their "power trip". It's very sick and almost infathomable sometimes to think human beings can be so evil.
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...