Monday, October 28, 2002

Sniper subculture?
The "Violence Policy Center" thinks there's a sniper subculture? Encouraged and fueled by manufacturers of "military-style weapons"?

I think that depends on how you define subculture. This seems to require us to define it as "any identifiable demographic that buys things you wouldn't buy yourself." I think there's a simpler answer.

Reminds me of my days working retail bookselling. We carried a handful of those stupid "how to be a ninja" books, but to my knowledge we never actually sold one. They kept getting shoplifted. I now recognize I should have been blaming the "ninja subculture" instead of the pimply-faced adolescent guys that appeared to be responsible.

(Saw it at Instapundit: Didn't everybody?)

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