Honore: America’s in denial about gun culture

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Russel Honore, Louisiana’s most well-known 21st century military hero, said America is mired in a state of denial about its gun culture and that’s harming the country.

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“As a country we’re in a state of denial because we’ve confused the right to bear arms with the right to carry arms all the time anywhere or anyplace you want,” Honore told Gannett Louisiana on Monday.
“We have to have a different kind of conversation in America and be prepared to speak about the politically unspeakable.”

Honore said the string of recent mass gun murders — culminating with the tragic movie theater shooting in Lafayette Thursday in which two victims died — should provide a wake up call.

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2 thoughts on “Honore: America’s in denial about gun culture

  1. I agree. I grew up in the country. Everybody had guns. I shot my first gun when I was 10. We did not have people having shoot outs or even accidental shootings. Because of my personal experience, I never saw guns as the problem. Times have changed. I have changed. I agree with Gen. Honore. I think it’s time to revisit this whole “right to bear arms” issue.

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