The tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona which killed 6 and injured many others brought a spotlight on violence in America. Among those injured was Congress representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) who now lies in critical condition. The tragedy has sparked a debate about political language that incites violence. Members of the Tea Party and many of right wing groups often defend their second amendment rights to bear arms and use violent language in campaigns. Sarah Palin has since removed language from her sites which spoke about "targeting" opponents.
Chris Matthews interviews Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips
Matthews destroyed him! Phillips had no credible responses, nor could he prove any of his points. I love the facts that Matthews brought up and he exposed the misguided views of the Tea Party's founder.
There are more guns in private homes in America than in any other nation. There have been more attacks on leadership by use of guns in America than any other nation, including third world countries. There needs to be reform. And there needs to be reform now. However, I don't know what would happen if the government tried to take away the guns of rural Americans. Remember what happened when slavery was being eradicated? Rural Americans can and will go to great lengths to protect what they view as a right.