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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

Tom1312 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 5:11 PM
Right! Look at his actions prior to him killing himself. went to his coaches and thanked them. Obviously on a mission and the gun only offered convenience. If he didn't have it, no question he would have found another way. and shooting his girlfriend 9 times was probably emptying the gun. Such rage would have found a knife, if he didn't have that gun. An even better chance of only one dead is if SHE had a gun in self-defense and was very proficient with 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...