A British Expat is Terrified by America’s Gun Culture

“It’s politically incorrect, though, to point out that the fear expressed by gun-owners is racially tinged. Guns have long been seen as protection for white folks against black and brown folks – yesterday’s Apaches and Sioux are today’s Mexicans and Muslims. ‘Be careful what you say about guns,’ American friends of mine often warn me. ‘Remember what […]

TTAG Daily Digest: Israeli-Level School Security, Pelosi’s Flummoxed and ‘We Don’t Want to Take Your Guns’

To stop school shootings, use Israel’s approach to fighting terror: Texas attorney general An idea so crazy, it just might work! . . . Recent news reports detail other incidents where school resource officers stopped potential shooters before they could inflict extensive damage. Even so, arming resource officers and teachers must be viewed as a […]

Kotaku Editor: Stop Me Before I Shoot Again!

The Parkland massacre — and, more accurately, the media-driven Astroturf anti-gun push that’s followed it — has prompted all manner of earnest self-reflection on the the part that firearms play in American culture and entertainment. And perhaps no form of mental masturbation is more gun-drenched than the video game industry. It’s the gnawing embarrassment and […]

The Two Americas Clash in Texas: Quote of the Day

“Living in a state where ‘vaqueros,’ cowboys, do not stand out in a crowd, and guns are just another dangerous tool that must be handled with care, it’s easy to have disdain for those ‘gun grabbers’ who don’t know the difference between semi-automatic and full automatic weapons. I don’t have bad feelings about those who […]

White Men Derive Power and Moral Certitude From Guns: Quote of the Day

“…Americans’ attachment to guns is not explained entirely by regional, religious, or political cultures. Instead, we demonstrate that white men in economic distress find comfort in guns as a means to reestablish a sense of individual power and moral certitude. Gun empowerment, in turn, affects opinions about gun action and policy.” – F. Carson Mencken and […]