If we were a true melting pot, there would not be such diversity of cultures. Its generational how people feel about guns. It’s based on their own personal experiences, the media that feeds them facts (or not) and the political climate we have to deal with today. So, in Detroit they are melting guns in desperation, while in San Antonio they are happy to have had a bystander stop a violent stabbing with his concealed carry. Two completely different cultures and reactions to carrying a firearm and our 2nd Amendment rights.
Places in our country have become SO lack of diversity, they are imploding. Parents are giving up their own safety to be actively doing something against the fear that their children will only “kill each other” with them.
By melting them, they are making a clear statement of disregard for selling in other parts of the country who do not have the problems they do in Detroit. However, if more good people in Detroit were not so afraid of guns…they would not be where they are today. Many a thug up and down the alley would have been blown away, not to reproduce the next generation of thugs.
Reporters have got to have seen it all by now…..
“The Rev. Theodore Parker, pastor of St. Cecilia, said the police-supported buyback is a benefit to the community. The guns they collect are melted down.
He said the program is a “great opportunity for people to unburden themselves” and rid the fear that “something really bad” could happen.
“We’re trying to get guns off the street so the kids won’t use them to kill each other,” said Alexander Thomas, a member of the church on Livernois near Grand River.”
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120831/METRO01/208310377#ixzz2592NXLzn
And in the news from San Antonio, where some of the most patriotic people in our country reside. Don’t mess with Texas folks! They’ve got a culture where carrying guns is just part of everyday life….for generations! Perfect example of what culture differences we have from one are to the next in the US.
- Gun Culture: Detroit vs.San Antonio (patriotpromotions.me)