This is the entire team I'm the coach in the back second from the right.
This is my team the division 1 13 and 14 year olds again I'm the coach in the back second from right. We're currently 4 and 1 beat the best team in the league this weekend.
1. depending on what state youre in that dictates how easily you can obtain a gun. For example i live in the great free state of texas so i can walk into walmart buy a shotgun and walk out with it the same day assuming i pass the background checks. In texas i can buy as many guns as i want in one purchase without being flaged unless they are two different types of weapons. So if i want to buy 3 shotguns im in the clear however if i want to buy 2 shotguns and a handgun i might get flaged for review. even if i do get flaged it does not do anything it just means the application will take a bit longer.
2. Americans love guns thats why. People also feel the need to own guns for protection. I live in a country where in some states you can be waiting over 25min for local law enforcement to respond. A lot can happen in that time. we also use them for fun and other things like hunting. I feel america has a huge gun culture. For example
Germany and the USA, while on the surface quite similar (both western, christian, wealthy industrial nations), are in fact vastly different culturally.
The USA is a very young nation and it was literally born out of revolution and war. The fight against an oppressive government and oppressive people has shaped and defined our nation and a distrust of government is one of the big pillars of our culture. Additionally the USA, in my opinion, has a somewhat violent and aggressive culture, some might call it a 'Wild West spirit'. I think most US citizens would generally agree with the sentiment that a 'real American' does not take any shit, stands up for himself and would rather take someone's life or give up his own than have someone tread on him or his rights ('My home is my castle', 'From my cold, dead hands').
I have found that American citizens are much more prone to support vigilante justice, even if that 'justice' comes in the form of deadly force. A while ago, I saw an article online about a shooting at a courthouse in germany . A man shot and stabbed two people to death who were accused of seriously injuring the man and killing his brother in a rather shady car trafficking deal gone wrong.I expected most people to react with disgust at someone taking the law in his own hands like that. Instead, most Americans supported the man and congratulated him on killing those two men.