just found this snippet in the monthly cloumn of one of my favourite
authors, and interesting take on why conservitives like texans and why they
want guns freely available.
"It's the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Jack Kennedy. It seems
half the citizens of the USA were born after that tragic event, so to them
it's history. Not to me. I'm an immigrant, naturalized American at age 24
while serving in the US Army. Thus I didn't get to vote in a presidential
election until I was 26, and I voted for Kennedy in 1960. Sure he had his
flaws, but he was an intellectual and ethical giant compared to the current
occupant. He visited Tampa Bay, Florida, and was welcomed. Four days later
he visited Dallas, Texas, and was killed. Conservatives seem to have loved
Texas ever since, and fought to keep guns freely available, maybe so they
can be ready for the next Kennedy."
quoted from www.hipiers.com newsletter page.