Are white men stockpiling guns because they know of an impending racial war?

Are white men stockpiling guns because they know of an impending racial war?

A study shows that 3% of Americans own 50% of the 300+ million guns across the country, and that demographic just happens to be white. Why are white men stockpiling guns?

Research suggests it's largely because they hold an unwarranted fear of people that politicians have defined as evil, and believe they need to protect their families from "those people", and beset by racial fears. The fact is that white men are most likely to be attacked and killed by other white men who harbor the same fears. Case: Stephen Paddock who killed 59 and wounded over 400 in Las Vegas; Many school and office shootings; The daily list of 'white on white' killings.

Since the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama, the number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. has tripled, while imports have doubled. This was driven by the ignorance spread by conspiracy liars like Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones, the NRA and similar hardcore christian fear mongers, who told white folks that Obama would reverse slavery and false imprisonment on white people. Though none of that idiocy occurred over the dual terms of Obama, gun manufacturers saw financial the benefits of promoting fear among whites and have kept up the propaganda.

Today the hard right white gun owners believe there will be a racial war and Africans, Jews and Middle Easterners will unite and attack to exact what the idiot Alex Jones calls "white genocide". He has even suggested that they (white folks) should launch a preemptive strike instead of waiting to be attacked. Because his listener base are 98% 6th grade level educated, poor and believe the bible is true, they are preparing for such a fight and have even sent out the call to battle via their hate website called stormfront, of which Donald Trump and Steve Bannon are members.


Excerpt from the article Gun rights are about keeping white men on top:

Gun violence is rooted in white supremacy. We can’t solve the first without understanding its connection to the second.

Discussions of gun “rights” in the United States usually revolve around debated interpretations of the Second Amendment. But if we truly want to understand the influence of guns in our society, we need to center the debate in a much earlier period, one before the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.

In Colonial America, gun ownership equaled power. More specifically, it meant the power to control the means of violence and use those means to suppress the voices of the disenfranchised. Throughout the 17th century, almost all the English colonies along the Eastern Seaboard passed legislation prohibiting women and slaves from owning guns and forbidding the sale of guns to native peoples. By the 18th century, gun ownership had become a defining feature of white masculinity in the English colonies and guns played an integral role in Colonial men’s public displays of that masculinity.

But the main purpose of militias during this period was to suppress slave rebellions, a constant fear of slaveholders throughout the institution’s existence. Militias’ sole responsibility in peacetime was to patrol local slave quarters for possible signs of subversion. When slave rebellions did occur, as in the 1739 Stono Rebellion in South Carolina, Colonial officials increased militia patrols for months and even years after the rebellions had been quelled.

They also usually expanded the caches of guns held in Colonial capitals. In Colonial minds, those guns were key to preventing any future slave rebellions. In fact, for many of the men who became leaders of the Colonial independence movement, the final straw that pushed them toward independence was the British military’s decision to confiscate Colonial militia stores and use them to arm refugee slaves who fled their rebel owners.

It was this culmination of their worst nightmares that the Founders had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment. Their “right to bear arms” was the right of white men to exercise authority over black men and women by violent means if necessary, and their right to a “well regulated Militia” was the right to do so in large groups.

Many of the individual laws that restricted the right to bear arms along racial lines remained on the books in various forms throughout the antebellum period. Even after the Civil War, when slavery ended and the 14th Amendment guaranteed equal protection under the law to African Americans, white men did their utmost to ensure that gun ownership remained their prerogative. The Ku Klux Klan was notorious for, among many other things, confiscating weapons owned by newly minted black U.S. citizens, and prohibiting black gun ownership became a pillar of Jim Crow legislation.

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