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  •  I think the exact opposite. (3+ / 0-)
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    snowwoman, TiaRachel, AoT

    Unfettered gun ownership and use is white privilege.

    Just look at how gun sales soared when a black guy got elected, and re-elected.  You can't tell me paranoid race-war fantasies didn't drive that surge in sales.

    (Well, you can, but I'm gonna be awfully dubious.)

    •  Quick historical note (2+ / 0-)
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      Laconic Lib, AoT

      You are correct that gun sales increased dramatically after the election of Pres. Obama.

      It is also true that guns sales saw a similar steep increase after the election of Bill Clinton.

      And while gunshot injuries have been increasing every year during Pres. Obama's term, gunshot injuries also increased markedly during the Clinton administration.

      It seems to me that some people are indeed buying more guns out of a racial fear.  But it seems equally likely that some people feel the need for more guns because a democrat has been elected as president.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:17:52 AM PST

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