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  •  Agreed: racist fears fuels desire for guns (5+ / 0-)
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    mconvente, fumie, rudewarrior, wader, WakeUpNeo

    I agree with you: there is a strong element of racist fear that fuels much of the talk about the need for more guns.

    The gun industry needs people to buy more guns.  For the gun industry, more people buying more guns and bullets means more profits.  The gun industry doesn't really care why people buy those guns and bullets, just so long as people keep buying the guns and bullets.

    And it turns out that racial fears are an excellant way to sell more guns and bullets.  So the gun industry is only too happy to pump up those racial fears: the message to whites is that black and brown-skinned criminals seek to commit crimes so you had better get a gun.  The message to black and browned skinned people is that a gun will protect them from white people.

    As an aside, I have always thought the Tea Party was created to give voice to all the racist thinking that the republican party was trying to suppress.

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

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 11:08:49 AM PDT

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