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#2763917 - 03/15/18 01:44 PM Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns?
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Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?
Research suggests it's largely because they're anxious about their ability to protect their families, insecure about their place in the job market and beset by racial fears


"Baylor University sociologists Paul Froese and F. Carson Mencken created a gun empowerment scale designed to measure how a nationally representative sample of almost 600 owners felt about their weapons. Their study found that people at the highest level of their scalethe ones who felt most emotionally and morally attached to their gunswere 78 percent white and 65 percent male.

We found that white men who have experienced economic setbacks or worry about their economic futures are the group of owners most attached to their guns, says Froese. Those with high attachment felt that having a gun made them a better and more respected member of their communities.


That wasnt true for women and non-whites. In other words, they may have suffered setbacksbut women and people of color werent turning to guns to make themselves feel better. This suggests that these owners have other sources of meaning and coping when facing hard times, notes Froeseoften, religion. Indeed, Froese and Mencken found that religious faith seemed to put the brakes on white mens attachment to guns.
For these economically insecure, irreligious white men, the gun is a ubiquitous symbol of power and independence, two things white males are worried about, says Froese. Guns, therefore, provide a way to regain their masculinity, which they perceive has been eroded by increasing economic impotency.



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#2763918 - 03/15/18 01:53 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: frvcvs]
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So basically the same reason for lifted pickup trucks. beer
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#2763923 - 03/15/18 02:09 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: frvcvs]
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Gunz the new "opiate of the masses" besides actual opiates.

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#2763928 - 03/15/18 02:16 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: frvcvs]
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Pew says Blacks and Hispanics own guns, too. I wonder what their excuse is?

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#2763930 - 03/15/18 02:21 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: GDaddy]
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Originally Posted By: GDaddy
Pew says Blacks and Hispanics own guns, too. I wonder what their excuse is?



Did you even read op's post? If so, why aren't you responding to its topic? No one is saying white people are the only one who own guns or care for them. socrazy

And the study was done by Baylor University, hardly a bastion of liberal thought...
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#2763931 - 03/15/18 02:21 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: GDaddy]
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Edited by Norm' (03/15/18 02:22 PM)
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#2763934 - 03/15/18 02:25 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: frvcvs]
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yes gdaddy, a good chart emphasizing the point of the thread

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#2763935 - 03/15/18 02:25 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: sizzld1]
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Originally Posted By: GDaddy
Pew says Blacks and Hispanics own guns, too. I wonder what their excuse is?



Did you even read op's post? If so, why aren't you responding to its topic? No one is saying white people are the only one who own guns. socrazy

And the study was done by Baylor University, hardly a bastion of liberal thought...


The subject is why whitey owns guns. I think that's a valid question, but so is asking the question of why POCs also own guns, even if its at a rate that's 30% less for blacks or 50% less for Hispanics.

You can tell that the subject of my response wasn't whether POCs own guns when that subject was framed as a "why" question.
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#2763943 - 03/15/18 02:35 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: frvcvs]
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Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns?

Answer: a reserve supply of something essential accumulated within a country for use during a shortage.
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#2763944 - 03/15/18 02:35 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: GDaddy]
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Originally Posted By: GDaddy
Originally Posted By: sizzld1
Originally Posted By: GDaddy
Pew says Blacks and Hispanics own guns, too. I wonder what their excuse is?



Did you even read op's post? If so, why aren't you responding to its topic? No one is saying white people are the only one who own guns. socrazy

And the study was done by Baylor University, hardly a bastion of liberal thought...


The subject is why whitey owns guns. I think that's a valid question, but so is asking the question of why POCs also own guns, even if its at a rate that's 30% less for blacks or 50% less for Hispanics.

You can tell that the subject of my response wasn't whether POCs own guns when that subject was framed as a "why" question.


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#2763946 - 03/15/18 02:37 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: sizzld1]
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Originally Posted By: sizzld1
Originally Posted By: GDaddy
Pew says Blacks and Hispanics own guns, too. I wonder what their excuse is?



Did you even read op's post? If so, why aren't you responding to its topic? No one is saying white people are the only one who own guns or care for them. socrazy

And the study was done by Baylor University, hardly a bastion of liberal thought...


Is GDaddy's response a false dickotomy?
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#2763949 - 03/15/18 02:38 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: JEwing]
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Originally Posted By: JEwing
Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns?

Answer: a reserve supply of something essential accumulated within a country for use during a shortage.


Are you suggesting that there's a shortage of firearms in a country where there are more guns than people? roflmao
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#2763978 - 03/15/18 03:05 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: JEwing]
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Originally Posted By: JEwing
Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns?

Answer: a reserve supply of something essential accumulated within a country for use during a shortage.



you realize we're talking about guns and not (insert essential thing) right

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#2763981 - 03/15/18 03:10 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: GDaddy]
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by your own metrics, Whites own guns at a rate 100% higher than hispanics
and 50% higher than blacks.

weird, right?

consider that in relation to the crux of the post:

"people at the highest level of their scalethe ones who felt most emotionally
and morally attached to their gunswere 78 percent white and 65 percent male.
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#2763986 - 03/15/18 03:24 PM Re: Scientific American: Why are White Men Stockpiling Guns? [Re: Kento]
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So basically the same reason for lifted pickup trucks. beer


Like we didn't all know this, already?

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