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Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?
blogs.scientificamerican.com/o
'...more guns are being stockpiled by a small number of individuals. Three percent of the population now owns half of the country’s firearms... but not just any white guy.

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. For the most part, they don’t appear to be religious—and, suggests one study, faith seems to reduce their attachment to guns. In fact, stockpiling guns seems to be a symptom of a much deeper crisis in meaning and purpose in their lives. Taken together, these studies describe a population that is struggling to find a new story—one in which they are once again the heroes...'

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