In a recent question of the day, TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia refuted Moms Demand Disarmament for America’s assertion that motherhood will triumph over gun rights (as if the two were somehow mutually exclusive). This time ’round, I’d like to get your thoughts on gun culture in America. It seems to me we’ve lost ground. Many readers remember a time when firearms were “normal.” When you could take a rifle on a bus or to school. When toy gun commercials – with realistic guns! – celebrated the natural male urge to fight against bad guys . . .
Today’s schools have a zero tolerance policy for anything even vaguely firearms oriented. NERF gun ads never show a foam dart hitting home and contain the tagline “ask a parent.” Hollywood movies, TV shows and video games are still gun intensive, but are we losing the culture war?