On November 14, American Space Leipzig Language and American Society Coordinator, Katie Protano, held a workshop about American Gun Culture.
Katie Protaono began the workshop explaining to an interested audience, how guns became part of American history. She talked about the Second Amendment, which was introduced by James Madison. Furthermore, Katie Protano pointed out the National Riffle Association, describing its history and disclosing its importance and meaning to many Americans.
Further, Katie Protano explained how the gun is attached to the symbol of freedom in the United States. For many Americans gun culture is everyday life. In addition, guns are also a symbol of power and represent manliness (moreover millions of women in America own guns as well). Many Americans do not want to rely on someone else and believe they need weapons in order to protect themselves and their families.