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July 10, 2013

What is the 'gun culture'?

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Tonawanda News — Nowhere within that real “gun culture” is it acceptable to indiscriminately use guns to threaten or kill people. Within our culture it is completely unacceptable to even ponder the use of guns in those manners. Those actions are only used as the legitimate default responses to the threats posed by a burglar, robber or rapist.

But, the mass media would like to have the 233 million who don’t own guns to think otherwise. They’ve never met a gun or gun owner they didn’t hate. They’d like you to believe that the mainstream “gun culture” is dominated by the likes of Hernandez, Adam Lanza, and Jared Loughner. They are made to be the faces of gun ownership, rather than you and your neighbor – the true faces of gun ownership in America.

It’s agenda-driven reporting and analysis for news and talk outlets to default to their corrupted version of the “gun culture.” They want the guns out of the peoples’ hands, and solely in the government’s.

They would prefer that our people be emasculated, lacking strength, will, liberty and self-sufficiency.

It’s also the ultimate cop-out for the talking heads to throw around an improper definition of “gun culture.” It’s a simple way out of discussing the deeper issues and causes of society’s ills – the things that breed our killers, abusers, and such. The press would rather ignore the various subcultures within our nation like the gang/inner city culture, the drug culture (both recreational and prescribed), the entitlement culture, the bastard culture and the biggest one, pop culture itself.

It seems to me when you ponder their influences and outcomes, the “gun culture” is the least of our worries.

Gasport resident Bob Confer also writes for the New American magazine at TheNewAmerican.com. Follow him on Twitter @bobconfer

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