God knows I love my country, especially but not exclusively the Second Amendment. Sometimes, though, patriotism can be so . . . kitschy. Not that I’ve got anything against kitsch. Whether it’s a gun-slinging guitarist using the American flag as a cape, the leg lamp in A Christmas Story or a velvet Elvis, I appreciate kitsch as an expression of genuine passion (as opposed to bloodless pompous artistic snobbery). I only wish that Jim Hush had the balls to shoulder his brace-equipped AR pistol, in contravention of ATF regs. (SO close!) Now that would have been a truly American statement. IMHO.