Someone stopped by searching for “gun culture.”
Actually, every society that one could properly call a “civilized” society has has a “gun culture.” From the prehistoric knapped flint arrow heads and spear points; obsidian knives that were sharper than anything our knifesmiths can turn out; to the recurved bows that could propel an arrow a half a mile, to the steel swords and battle axes that could mow down enemies like so much barley; to the first “vases,” to wheellocks, flintlocks, percussion locks, revolvers, to the latest guns in the dealers; mans weapons have defined society.
And the more common and the more deadly those weapons the higher level to which society could, and did, aspire.
On the other hand, we have those who are, as a Russian would say, “Nyakultura,” without culture. Clods who see no beauty in prose or poetry, left cold by the rainbow, who see ugliness in melody; no inspiration in religion, and no safety in anything beyond laying one’s head upon the block when the headsman asks.
The people of the gun are those with culture; the ones who demand learning from their children, progress from their peers, and wisdom from their leaders.
Those who oppose culture – are what Aristotle called “natural slaves,” unwilling to work to profit themselves, content with a handout extracted by force from a man who earned it with his honest sweat. A man whose lack of respect forces him to denigrate those who provide his sustenance, to deplore the very conditions that permitted his existence; and whose idle, Godless, soulless barbarian sophistry is a blot on humanity.