Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Gun culture. I’m so sick of hearing that term about America. As if we’re all a bunch of gun tottin’ morons, and what happened 'serves us right'. Blaming the victims is really an ugly thing to do. Give me a break. These things didn’t happen pre-1966, so maybe something has changed in OUR CULTURE! OMGosh, could that be the culture of the 60’s????
For all who don’t know these things (which doesn’t include anyone likely to read this blog):
1. The 2nd Amendment was put into place to protect the citizens from an over-reaching government, a tyranny.
2. “Militia” in 1776 meant all citizens, and yes they provided their OWN firearms.
3. Counties with Concealed Weapons Permits have LOWER gun deaths. Criminals don’t attack someone if they think they might die in the process.
4. Many, many more people use guns to protect themselves, than crazy freakjobs like the VT murderer. Every month the NRA has at least 10 instances where people protected their families with guns. That’s at least 140 saved lives per year (assuming a minimum of one saved life per incident), but in reality it’s MUCH, MUCH higher.
So, fix the culture. A good place to start would be to pipe down on all the ‘hate America’ politics of the left that is so prevalent on campuses. If this guy is a foreigner, which they’re thinking at this moment, he probably thought he was doing the world a favor killing evil Americans, being fed a daily diet of ‘Death to America’, ‘Bush=Hitler’, ‘Imperialism’, blah, blah, blah…..
PS: Yep, he was a S Korean!!! Remember all the protest marches in S Korea??? To their credit, the older S Koreans (who remember the Korean war) marched in support of America.