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TX: Texas Professor To America: You Can’t HANDLE Gun Ownership
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The deadly Sunday biker battle at a Waco, Texas breastaurant has convinced one University of Texas at Austin professor that Americans aren’t cut out for the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.

John Traphagan, a professor of religious studies and anthropology at UTA, wrote in an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News that the most overlooked security threat to this country is its “own heavily armed population” and that America’s culture does not “lend itself well to allowing the proliferation of guns.”

“Americans do not seem to be able to handle gun ownership in a way that permits maintenance of a civil society,” Traphagan stated.
 

Comment by: jac (5/21/2015)
Another anti-gun homophobe.

How is it that Chicago has such a high gun related crime rate, even before they implemented very restricted concealed carry?

If these "professors" would actually do some research instead of following their prejudices they might actually learn something.
 

Comment by: teebonicus (5/21/2015)
jac, I presume you mean "hoplophobe".

(Oops! Siwwy you.)

This guy just uses the typical hoplophobe modus operandi - make it up.
 

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Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. — James Madison, The Federalist Papers, No. 46

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