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Article Title: Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?


Article Summary

This informative article deals with the scientific analysis of why white men are stockpiling guns. The author starts with how since the 2008 election of President Obama, the number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. has tripled, while imports have doubled. While this does not mean the number of people buying guns have increased but rather, arms are being stockpiled by a small number of individuals.

The American citizen most likely to own a gun is a white male but not just any white guy. According to a growing number of scientific studies, the kind of man who stockpiles weapons or applies for a concealed-carry license meets a very specific profile. These are men who are anxious about their ability to protect their families, insecure about their place in the job market, and beset by racial fears. They tend to be less educated and facing some sort of crises in their life.

Furthermore, the author talks about those white men who have experienced economic setbacks or worry about their economic futures are the group of owners most attached to their guns. Studies show that these men also have anti-government sentiments.

He concludes that a gun in the home is far more likely to kill or wound the people who live there than is a burglar or serial killer. Furthermore laws cannot help to heal what a man feels on the inside thus we need to push the good guys to have a deeper connection to other people and make a better world.

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Words to Learn from this article:

Stockpile: a large accumulated stock of goods or materials, especially one held in reserve for use at a time of shortage or other emergency.
Concealed: kept secret; hidden.
Insightful: having or showing an accurate and deep understanding; perceptive.
Ubiquitous: present, appearing, or found everywhere.
Ridicule: the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behaviour.

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