01 August 2008

Notes From A Gun Show Debutante

Observations from a Brit living in the U.S., visiting his first gun show.

Calling it part of his "ongoing remedial education in American cultural literacy," Clive Crook writes that the show was nothing he was conditioned to expect.

" . . . There is a political dimension. Aside from other motivations - sport, self-defence - the gun-show universe is about pride, self-reliance and resentment at being bossed around. Distinctively American traits, wouldn't you say? Best in moderation, no doubt - but, still, where would the country be without those attitudes? I may get thrown out of Georgetown for this, but I say good for them."

A good read.

h/t to keepandbeararms.com

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