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Old 11-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A group of researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia released a study titled “Racism, Gun Ownership and Gun Control: Biased Attitudes in US Whites May Influence Policy Decisions” on October 31, 2013. According to this study there is a great correlation between white gun ownership in the United States and racism against blacks. The researchers go out of their way to reaffirm their hypothesis by using questionable data, contradiction, stereotypes, and adjusting variables until they get the desired result. The hypothesis put forth claims that since more whites own guns and are willing to protect gun rights at a greater instance than blacks, they claim whites owning a gun for self-protection is false. According to their studies, the real reason why whites own guns is their fear of blacks and the stereotype that blacks are more violent. The study goes on to claim that white gun owners suffer from symbolic racism and the study even goes as far as claiming gun ownership will eventually make a white person become a racist.

This study relied on the information gathered from the American National Election Study (ANES) to come to their conclusion. The researchers opted to pick a group of people that met a certain demographic; white, male, conservative, gun owner, anti-government sentiment, southerner, etc., and observed the answers to the race related questions given by ANES


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Old 11-13-2013, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Yeah, I saw that "study."
Junk science for sure.
"Lies, damn lies, and statistics" as they say.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Studies can be filled with made up facts to support whatever they are trying to prove. Global warming comes to mind. They're still trying to sell that one.
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I suspect the UN will try to validate the study.
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I really don't give much credence to this..anybody can "slant" conclusions based on their own personal beliefs or perceptions.
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Hell ya and we can spend millions to show how it works here.
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I dunno about any of you, but in the military I had a black NCO. I thought he was a very good man and I respected him. I also work with white, black, Asian and Hispanic. I have friends of every race and I don't feel the need to whip out a firearm and kick ass, what about you guys?
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My senior drill instructor was black and I would have followed him to hell. In fact I think I did.Color only an issue when they want it to be.
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It's Australia, What else would they conclude?
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That white sharks are racist. They must be feminist to to be man eaters. Or well a gay.
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