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Clarifying America's Gun Culture

w-smith-84 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 5:09 AM
I own guns AND support 2nd Amendment rights. I just don't believe they are "unlimited" rights. In fact, if you read it, there's a caveat: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." See that? A well regulated militia. That's a condition - if you aren't a member of a "well regulated militia" you could be subjected to whatever restrictions that WE, THE PEOPLE agree are appropriate. That's not how the SCOTUS sees it so until it does - I guess every unhinged football player can shoot his girlfriend in front of his kid. What a country! ~Cheers

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...