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Guns Are for White People

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Everybody's white. That's the conclusion from a survey of gun magazines I bought the other day. The survey, I admit, was not conducted in accord with the best research practices: I asked the guy at the subway kiosk for as many gun magazines as...

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Birgit W (160)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 2:16 pm
Interesting article. Thanks.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 6:14 pm
Really liked some of the comments after the article. I do believe that the demographics change depending what part of the country you're in. Maybe ecven what part of a state you're in. Noted with thanks.

Lona G (80)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:34 am
Could it be that there is a large overlap between the people who are against gun control and buy these magazines on the one hand and the GOP/Tea party on the other, i.e angry old white men scared stiff of the world they are losing grip on?

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 9:23 am
Guns are a constitutional right of the people.

What will you do when the invader is in your children's bedroom. He's got a gun and you don't?

"Oh, if only....."

Lindsey O (19)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 11:27 am
There seems to be some resistance from many in the "black community" to a black person promoting gun ownership. I recall recently when the NRA hired Colin Noir (a black man) to promote responsible gun ownership Mr. Noir was called by some an "Uncle Tom", "not really black", etc.

While a substantial number of black Americans legally own guns it doesn't seem quite as politically-correct among blacks as among whites to openly acknowledge the importance of the right to bear arms.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 12:44 pm
I see nothing wrong with legally owned guns by responsible people. I believe in the constitution. People have the right to own a gun and protect their selves and their families, hunt legally, etc. I am neither democrat nor republican. I am an American and do not support any certain parties. We do however need to clean up our streets but gun control won't do it. The problems we have in our area are blacks killing blacks mostly and it is usually drug or gang related.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 1:02 pm

Karena N (14)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 1:17 pm

Vita P (40)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 1:59 pm
Guns are the pest in our world!!...
In contries where it is allowed to carry guns.....the trust among people disappears!!! You NEVER know who is walking behind you...with a gun!!!...
Ban guns...and invest in books and education!!!
Thank you for posting.


Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 2:02 pm
Gee, Lona - ya think?

Lindsey O (19)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 2:49 pm
Vita Pagh, you said that "In countries where it is allowed to carry guns the trust among people disappears."

Actually, that isn't true. I live in the American South, in which a large number of people have (and carry) guns. And my region is known for friendliness and trust among both friends and strangers. But try walking the streets of, say, New York City (which has substantially stricter gun control laws than in my region, with far fewer gun owners) and decide for yourself if fewer guns intrinsically make people trust one another.

If I don't trust my neighbors, it doesn't have anything to do with their gun ownership. It has to do with their character. A decent person won't harm me, even if he carries a gun. A person who lacks decency is inherently untrustworthy, even if he doesn't carry a gun. Luckily most of the people I've known in life are decent.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 3:08 pm
gang shootings are equal opportunity happenings. Doesn't matter what race. Being a victim is equal opportunity too. Stray bullets, like military drones, have no conscience.

Deborah W (6)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:20 pm
Article and Bloomberg, says it all. Anymore slanted and it would totally collapse. Nice try tho', next.

Thursday August 1, 2013, 5:43 pm
Thanks for posting Carrie, interesting story.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 6:13 pm
Well, interesting info which I didn't know since I have no interest in guns & never would've seen those magazines. Since the "gun apologists" don't want any regulations, and prefer that everyone own a gun, as well as carry them into bars, parks & schools, I have decided to take the radically opposing position of wanting the U.S. to make the same laws that places like the U.K. & Australia have taken...outlaw them completely. When people decide to meet me halfway, maybe I will do the same.

Jason S (50)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 6:22 pm
Good Posting, thanks

Lindsey O (19)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 7:13 pm
I don't think, Lois Jordan, that I've ever met a "gun apologist" who wanted zero regulations and wanted everyone to own a gun and carry it absolutely everywhere. I have, however, known a lot of gun owners in my life - nearly all of whom supported sensible restrictions of one sort or another and definitely all of whom were vocal about there being many people who have no business owning guns.

reft h (66)
Friday August 2, 2013, 12:22 am
interesting survey

M B (62)
Friday August 2, 2013, 2:43 pm
no guns for ALL.

Robert Hardy (68)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:12 pm
Maybe it was because white people with guns are really the most dangerous of all races...

John C (75)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:20 pm
I'm going to get hammered for this but its OK.
If you think guns are for whites, you don't live in Chicago.
In the last 45 years American tax dollars have sent 15 million young men and women to war. We have more combat veterans in our society than some countries have population. If you see a problem here, thank yourselves.

Lindsey O (19)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:59 pm
Robert Hardy, there's no such thing as the "most dangerous of all races". Unless we're speaking of the human race, to which we all belong. I wonder what your reaction would have been if someone had called, say, the "black race" the most dangerous of all races? I'd imagine you and many others would have instantly and indignantly insisted that one can't generalize about an entire group of people based merely on the color of their individual skins....

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:19 pm
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