Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?

Luis Adams
Luis Adams

TL/DR it really relate to pol's manlyness insecurities
Im not trollbaiting.

These are men who are anxious about their ability to protect their families, insecure about their place in the job market, and beset by racial fears. They tend to be less educated. For the most part, they don’t appear to be religious—and, suggests one study, faith seems to reduce their attachment to guns. In fact, stockpiling guns seems to be a symptom of a much deeper crisis in meaning and purpose in their lives. Taken together, these studies describe a population that is struggling to find a new story—one in which they are once again the heroes.

When Northland College sociologist Angela Stroud studied applications for licenses to carry concealed firearms in Texas, which exploded after President Obama was elected, she found applicants were overwhelmingly dominated by white men. In interviews, they told her that they wanted to protect themselves and the people they love.

“When men became fathers or got married, they started to feel very vulnerable, like they couldn’t protect families,” she says. “For them, owning a weapon is part of what it means to be a good husband a good father.” That meaning is “rooted in fear and vulnerability—very motivating emotions.”

But Stroud also discovered another motivation: racial anxiety. “A lot of people talked about how important Obama was to get a concealed-carry license: ‘He’s for free health care, he’s for welfare.’ They were asking, ‘Whatever happened to hard work?’” Obama’s presidency, they feared, would empower minorities to threaten their property and families.

The insight Stroud gained from her interviews is backed up by many, many studies. A 2013 paper by a team of United Kingdom researchers found that a one-point jump in the scale they used to measure racism increased the odds of owning a gun by 50 percent. A 2016 study from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that racial resentment among whites fueled opposition to gun control. This drives political affiliations: A 2017 study in the Social Studies Quarterly found that gun owners had become 50 percent more likely to vote Republican since 1972—and that gun culture had become strongly associated with explicit racism.
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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.”

Both Froese and Stroud found pervasive anti-government sentiments among their study participants. “This is interesting because these men tend to see themselves as devoted patriots, but make a distinction between the federal government and the ‘nation,’ says Froese. “On that point, I expect that many in this group see the ‘nation’ as being white.”

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White men aren’t just the Americans most likely to own guns; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they’re also the people most likely to put them in their own mouths and pull the trigger, especially when they’re in some kind of economic distress. A white man is three times more likely to shoot himself than a black man—while the chances that a white man will be killed by a black man are extremely slight. Most murders and shoot-outs don’t happen between strangers. They unfold within social networks, among people of the same race.
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Owen Brooks
Owen Brooks

study conducted by a woman
100 bucks says she's jewish

Mason Smith
Mason Smith

Why are you making duplicate threads and not deleting the duplicate, OP?

Elijah Myers
Elijah Myers

Ya, just because bloodthirsty niggers are routinely encouraged by the jew media to prey on Whites is certainly no reason why they should arm themselves.

Samuel Parker
Samuel Parker

These are men who are anxious about their ability to protect their families, insecure about their place in the job market, and beset by racial fears. They tend to be less educated. For the most part, they don’t appear to be religious—and, suggests one study, faith seems to reduce their attachment to guns.
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That is completely fabricated, and I am not reading any further.

If you want to know why people in the US are so gun-focused all you have to do is read the Constitution, and the first two amendments. Then go look at what the Supreme Court of the US has said about how it interprets the second amendment.
What you will see is that the 2nd Amendment exists primarily (but not wholly) to protect the 1st Amendment. You will also see that for the last 100 years the Supreme Courts have repeatedly and consistently interpreted the 2nd Amendment to have been written with the "expectation" that all able-bodied citizens would carry a firearm for self-defense, and that the right to do so pre-existed the Constitution itself…in other words, the 2nd Amendment does not establish the right to bear arms, it merely mandates that the right to bear arms already exists and that it shall not be infringed upon. (US v. Miller, 1939 and DC v. Heller, 2008.

In a nutshell, the Constitution, as interpreted by the SCOTUS for the last 100 years, says that carrying a firearm is essentially a civic duty much like voting. You are free not to, but it is better for the country if you do it and do it knowledgeably.

Oliver Murphy
Oliver Murphy

I don't vote or own a gun and probably never will. I might get a gun though.

Alexander Morris
Alexander Morris

mfw not white
mfw stockpiling guns
You sound like a nigger OP

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Jackson Butler
Jackson Butler

why does any1 collect anything?

Brayden Perry
Brayden Perry

Exactly.
All the inferences made in this article about white men feeling insecure and economically impotent; as biased as the wording of it is, it's true. Who wouldn't feel insecure about their economic and physical safety when the govt is stealing more and more of their money and using it to import violent apes.
Such a shameless hit piece article hiding behind (((science))). "white men care about the safety of their families, and that's a bad thing" -schlomo goldstein

Matthew Hughes
Matthew Hughes

I don't vote or own a gun and probably never will. I might get a gun though.
Please don't.
Your ability to be decisive is obviously limited to a few seconds, at best; and you are most probably on SSRIs too. Those are not recommended conditions for either voting or gun ownership.

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Evan Watson
Evan Watson

When Northland College sociologist Angela Stroud studied applications for licenses to carry concealed firearms in Texas, which exploded after President Obama was elected, she found applicants were overwhelmingly dominated by white men.
No shit. Niggers don't bother with the license. They just conceal carry illegally.

Nathan Ramirez
Nathan Ramirez

economic impotency
Ouch.
I like guns and generally oppose gun control. But there's a definite type of retard who spends money they can't afford on guns that definitely deserve to be made fun of. This kid from my highschool is 28, lives with his mom, works at grocery store and is spending his tax return on an AR.

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Evan Rodriguez
Evan Rodriguez

why do white people collect guns?
BECAUSE COLLECTION EXISTS EVERYWHERE. You collect naked pictures of animated little girls, and some men collect guns because they see more value in it. There's plenty of reasons to respect the engineering marvel of guns, have you SEEN some of the more unusual and awesome guns out there? The world's largest handgun was made as a novelty by a guy who had too much free time, it has a maximum effective range of 50 feet and its ammunition is fucking huge, like bigger than your fist huge.

How can you not appreciate beauty, that you ask such a stupid question? People collect guns, because guns are an engineering marvel and it's perfectly natural to appreciate the beauty of such.

Brayden Wilson
Brayden Wilson

this kid
28 years old
Shit that isn't true for $500, Alex.

Colton Campbell
Colton Campbell

disenfranchise white people
call for their genocide
Gee I sure wonder why all the white people are buying weapons and are worried about protecting their families.

Jonathan Diaz
Jonathan Diaz

be white, poor and uneducated
no gf, no job, no prospects
<blame niggers

Henry Barnes
Henry Barnes

be white, have bad parents and think your own existence disparages/prevents other races from succeeding
call for your own ethnic cleansing, imply all whites who don't bend over for blacks are racists and nazis
<act like a fucking retard

Nicholas Butler
Nicholas Butler

the earliest europeans were neanderthals. they species mixed with proto-human immigrants from africa. nigger genes became dominant in the european genome. whiteness happened as a reaction to environmental pressures on a dark skinned, neanderthal/nigger hybrid surviving on the edge of the ice cap

Benjamin Ortiz
Benjamin Ortiz

I knew him from highschool he's not still in highschool.

Colton Baker
Colton Baker

Bullshit. It's already been proven that the black origin is a myth. Humanity evolved in several areas of the world without the need for blacks. Blacks continue to take credit for the inventions of all other phenotypes, claiming that their genes make everyone part black, yet we can certifiably find plenty of humans who share no connection with niggers.

Brandon Jackson
Brandon Jackson

a myth
that needs sauce before i send it back to the kitchen.

Benjamin Green
Benjamin Green

Almost done…

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Jack Stewart
Jack Stewart

that projection
The Democrats never stopped being the party of slavery tbh. They just changed their method of enslavement from physical to economic and expanded their targets from just niggers to everyone.

Gavin Martinez
Gavin Martinez

maybe if I oyvey harder these evil nazis will let us kill them
No, fuck you.
the chances that a white man will be killed by a black man are extremely slight.
And commies want to change that by disarming humans but not their pet niggers. How about you disarm niggers first (it's they who do the vast majority of murders despite being a minority), and only then try to disarm legal gun owners?

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Angel Robinson
Angel Robinson

legal gun owners
the first step is to redefine legal gun owners to exclude you, your trailor park and anyone else who ever listened to you for more than 20 seconds
god help america

Bentley Smith
Bentley Smith

Not knowing, that the democrat party from the time of slavery is now the republican party.

Yep, typical right wing stupidity right there.

Hudson Richardson
Hudson Richardson

the unmistakable image of an ak47

Adrian Robinson
Adrian Robinson

muh out of africa theory
only proves white nationalism further. Whites are the decendants of people who left their comfy eternal summer in africa to go live in an environment that has a tendency to freeze you to death if you hadn't already starved to death because the half of the year anything can grow was a shitty harvest.

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Chase Hughes
Chase Hughes

not knowing the democrats and the republicans of old are wprking together and have been since the late 80s
You are just the goodest of goyim

Camden Kelly
Camden Kelly

gosh, why can't those TRAILOR park hicks be so loving and care about the poor like i do
Fuck off

Thomas Torres
Thomas Torres

grow crops
I hate to tell you this, but the species mixing of the Neanderthal happened LONG before we had agriculture.

Or do you believe in a 6,000 year old Earth …

Gavin Anderson
Gavin Anderson

Fun fact: if we were to divide humanity in only two races/subspecies they'd be african and not african.
Questioning muh 6,000 is antisemitic you nazi. You'll go to jail for that.

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Ethan Reyes
Ethan Reyes

He was clearly referencing the demographic flip-flopping.

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Isaac Rogers
Isaac Rogers

be POC
blame whitey because you're shit at war

Adrian Evans
Adrian Evans

be POC
get enslaved by other POC
get purchased by whitey
slightly better slavery
blame whitey

Jeremiah Robinson
Jeremiah Robinson

muh ebil raycis Rethuglikkkans!
Yeah, I'm sure you leftists have really helped the niggers out, what with fifty years of welfare turning them into a bunch of dependents who can't even eat without the government's approval.

But apparently I'm the racist one because I just want to send them back to be with their own people.

Grayson Hernandez
Grayson Hernandez

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Hudson Baker
Hudson Baker

Only weak men own guns, weak and fearful.
A real man owns swords and axes, at most a bow or crossbow, so they know they can protect themselves using only their own strength and the simplest tool.
If you own a gun you are a fucking child who is afraid to watch another man die to your own hand.

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Hudson Rivera
Hudson Rivera

Be proud aryan Hans Ironforge
Dont need guns because real men fight with their fist
get shot by Jamaal Desiquante
die

Ryan Carter
Ryan Carter

Not getting drunk and high like a true berserker
Becoming virtually immune to pain
Turning getting shot into an intimidation factor

Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor

get drunk
get shot
die anyways

Sebastian Lee
Sebastian Lee

Becoming virtually immune to pain
But not immune to death, you idiot.

Xavier Cook
Xavier Cook

So you shoot Jamal with your crossbow, deflect the other Jamal's bullet with your sword, then hit him with an axe, yeah I can see that working.

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Easton Walker
Easton Walker

if i miss the point, i win

Parker Bennett
Parker Bennett

Be primitive you
Everyone has spears and bows
Therefore you are a man for flinging your own poo

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Logan Stewart
Logan Stewart

Only weak men own guns, weak and fearful.
*teleports behind you*
A real man owns swords and axes, at most a bow or crossbow, so they know they can protect themselves using only their own strength and the simplest tool.
*kills you*
If you own a gun you are a fucking child who is afraid to watch another man die to your own hand.

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Isaac Peterson
Isaac Peterson

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Hunter Cruz
Hunter Cruz

nothing bad happened under the Democratic party/socialism as they were all merely pretending to be socialist but in actuality they were rightwing
Socialists for ya!!!!

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Hudson Hughes
Hudson Hughes

What are SSRIs?

Nathaniel Watson
Nathaniel Watson

bring a sword to a gunfight
die

Nolan Gray
Nolan Gray

Soy Suppository, Rectally Inserted.

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Matthew James
Matthew James

TL/DR it really relate to pol's manlyness insecurities
Im not trollbaiting.

Yeah whatever dipshit.

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Colton Foster
Colton Foster

Antidepressants