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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

ThinkN_Do Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 1:07 AM
Katie Pavelich, you have written one of the Very Best articles I've ever read about Guns and Gun Culture in the USA; it is a True Breath of Fresh Air, Brilliance and Straight Forward Honesty. Thank you for this wonderful article, Happy Holidays to you : )

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...