The gun has been elevated to more than the status of a symbol. There are enough
people in this society who have allowed them to become demigods. The fury and
distortion over any perceived sleight or restriction approaches religious zeal.
Perhaps the NRA should apply for tax-exempt status as a religious organization.
If most of us lived in a world where unregulated firearm possession really did
increase the chances of our survival I could understand this disturbing gun
worship, but we don't.
Guns have become a symbol of status. The status of our national psyche, which is
fearful and ruled by extreme ideas, and where thought and insight are absent.
Excellent letter!Among some of my neighbors and some in my own
church, guns are not just symbols -- they are GOD.
Sounds like just more nuttiness from the extreme left.
Cults love symbols. Something for the devastated right wing literally to hold on