They definitely don't know how to be color blind, around here: the south end of our county votes better than 90% Republican, and the south end is also pure white.
Nor is it pure white by accident: anyone who isn't a white Christian 'conservative' had better not settle there, unless they like replacing windows, repairing flats, and having anything laying around loose on their property vanishing... and those are on the Klan's generous days.
Meanwhile, in central county, the Klan is in retreat: just on Black Friday shopping I saw blacks, a Korean family, Hispanics all over the place, and some Chinese. It felt like I was back in civilization!
"Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "
--Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000
*the number is now forty
Why?Now back to the topic.
Lack of imagination maybe... but as pointed out, I guess it is the same in Australia right? So since you think USAmericans should be able to answer the question, you should be able to answer it as well... no?
Americans need to keep their guns so they can protect themselves from gun violence just like Nancy Lanza did. And like Chris Kyle did. And like Gabby Giffords did. And like Tom Clements did. And like Michael Piemonte. And Joseph Wilcox.