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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

Tom1312 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 5:04 PM
And the best rebuttal to his garbage was Dr. Kleck's POINT BLANK (Kleck is winner of the 1993 Michael J. Hindelang Award of the American Society of Criminology). Kleck had shown that 2.5 MILLION crimes are thwarted by private citizens pulling a gun in self-defense. The Clinton Admin didn't (wouldn't ?) believe his numbers from his exhaustive study. They did their own and found it was "only" 1.5 million. Even if you split the difference, 2 MILLION crimes are stopped with a citizen exercising their constitutional and God given right EVERY YEAR. Yes, some people with guns do kill others. But more lives are saved by guns. WAAY more than most can imagine. I used to like Costas. Not any more.

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...