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    Interesting read.
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    Why isn't there more "legal" minority gun owners? Maybe it is because to legally purchase a firearm you have to pass a background check and have a clean record free of any felonies and be of legal age to purchase one. There are a lot more minorities that own guns than will ever be declared. They can be seen every night on your local 10:00 oclock news. Sad, but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeo74 View Post
    Why isn't there more "legal" minority gun owners? Maybe it is because to legally purchase a firearm you have to pass a background check and have a clean record free of any felonies and be of legal age to purchase one. There are a lot more minorities that own guns than will ever be declared. They can be seen every night on your local 10:00 oclock news. Sad, but true.
    could say the same thing about xxxxx.
    Last edited by gb6491; 06-16-2014 at 07:48 PM.

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    First off, not every person who answers surveys answers the question(s) honestly, so I'm sure that while there are likely fewer minority owners who legally own firearms, the numbers are greater then the survey indicated. Also remember that surveys are dependent on where they're conducted and by whom...this one was conducted by the University Of Chicago...and until just recently you'd be hard pressed to legally own a gun there no matter ethnicity.

    Another factor related to the lower ownership is probably based on economics. As for fewer minorities being NRA members, that too is no surprise given the perception of the general public as to who the "typical" NRA member is...by that same token I'd be willing to bet there are fewer minorities (over all) in the boy scouts and girl scouts as well.

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    The article is political pulp fiction.

    'Minorities are less likely to own firearms" - This is a false conclusion. The only true answer, by their own assertion is that minorities are less likely to answer yes on a survey that asks if they own firearms. No other answer is valid.

    "Part of the stigma around guns among African-Americans can be traced to high rates of gun violence, particularly affecting young blacks and those who live in poor, urban communities." - This is the author pulling that factoid right out of his ass. He goes on to try to "prove" his assertion by saying the NAACP is against violence, and how there have been hi profile violent crimes and (trump card) mentions Travon Martin. None of that proves a damn thing. His statement is that "stigma can be traced to high crime rates", and nothing supports that.

    The NYT is know for this new ilk. Nothing new to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorflyr View Post
    ...by that same token I'd be willing to bet there are fewer minorities (over all) in the boy scouts and girl scouts as well.
    Yes, I do believe you are correct. The BSA and the GSA are have also developed initiatives, like the NRA, to increase the number of minorities in their membership. That is a good thing.

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    I thought we were past all of this race crap.
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    folks like the NYT seem to want it to keep going. they think it sells papers

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJB View Post
    The article is political pulp fiction.

    'Minorities are less likely to own firearms" - This is a false conclusion. The only true answer, by their own assertion is that minorities are less likely to answer yes on a survey that asks if they own firearms. No other answer is valid.
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