Wednesday, June 20, 2007

American Gun Culture

In May 2007, an 11-year old Alabama boy, Jamison Stone, was reported to have used a pistol to kill a 1,051-pound monster pig. (Read the news here.)

While Americans may hail the boy as a hero, I see it as the dark side of American gun culture. In America, the legal drinking age is 21. Why is a boy as young as 11 allowed to use firearm!??

In 1998, Andrew Golden, 11, and a friend killed five at their school. In the same year, Kip Kinkel, 15, killed his parents and then shot two dozen fellow students.

Such is the American gun culture.


  1. In 1977 the National Rifle Association was taken over by a group of hardliners. They changed the NRA from a group that mostly represented sportsmen and advocated for gun education and safety, into one of the biggest lobbying organizations in America. Their philosophy is summarized by an old potato chip motto, "Betcha can't eat just one." They believe that even the most benign gun regulations were simply the camels nose in the tent. In other words, if you allow gun control, of any fashion, it will just open the doors for an avalanche of gun legislation which will ultimately end in the repeal or gutting of the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution. They have been largely successful in their efforts. That is why guns are available in such abundance in the U.S.

  2. Thank you blogsalittle. That's something new to me.

  3. what?? so big meh?
    what the pig eat ar??

  4. omg.. so.. big.. never see this big pig..

  5. pink winnie,
    I also never thought pig could be so huuuge...