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The Psychology Of Gun Owners

December 9, 2015

Today, I discuss the 2 reactions that people always have in the aftermath of mass shootings in the US. We all feel remorse and sadness for those that loose their lives, at least I hope so. But, or course, the issues that surround these shootings is often divided among party lines.
Liberals like myself grow angry at the inactivity in Congress to do anything about the issues that lead to these killings. Over 90% of Americans and 85% of gun owner’s are in favor of universal background checks on all gun sales. Why isn’t anything being done? This is just one example.
Conservatives for some reason, don’t view tragedies like San Bernardino, Charleston, or Sandy Hook as enough to justify stricter gun laws of any kind. Why is this?
Listen in as I go over the deeply rooted and often personal psychology of gun owners.

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  • William O. West December 9, 2015 11:34 pm

    I do not understand how your comments work!

  • William O. West December 9, 2015 11:32 pm

    Gun grabber nonsense…

    Dec. 9 “The psychology of gun owners”
    You seem to be confused about the meaning of a “militia.”
    Historically, it has been for emergency defense, both here and in England, and occasionally for defense against the militia’s own government:
    Wikipedia says:
    “The first legislation on the subject was The Militia Act of 1792 which provided, in part:
    That each and every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia, … every citizen, so enrolled and notified, shall, within six months thereafter, provide himself with a good musket or firelock.
    During the nineteenth century, each of the states maintained its militia differently, some more than others. Prior to the Civil War, militia units were sometimes used by southern states for slave control. In free states, Republican militias—called “Wide Awakes”—sided with abolitionists in sometimes violent confrontations with Federal authorities”
    The current legal definition is that there are two groups of militia, organized and unorganized. The smaller group consists of the National Guard and some similar groups. The larger group is “all able-bodied men between the ages of 17 and 45” except for officers who can be as old as 65 To be part of the milita, WOMEN must be part of the National Guard.