According to Randy Wilks, a Trump supporter from Oklahoma City, Okla., he needs seven guns, including an AK-47, in case the “coloreds’” rise up.
“You never can trust those people,” said Wilks. “Trump might cut off welfare or there could be a chicken shortage. Plus, I need to protect my daughter from roving bands of coloreds who want to rape white women.”
Harland Morton, a resident of Jackson, Miss., said he always keeps his AR-15 close, even in his bedroom.
“I think it makes me feel better knowing that my gun is close,” said Morton. “Plus, I want to be ready if Obama tries to overthrow the government and ban guns.”
According to the Scientific American research, most gun owners are white men who are scared about the changing world and worried about their job prospects.
Racial anxiety. ‘A lot of people talked about how important Obama was to get a concealed-carry license: ‘He’s for free health care, he’s for welfare.’ They were asking, ‘Whatever happened to hard work?’ Obama’s presidency, they feared, would empower minorities to threaten their property and families,” said Jeremy Adam Smith in the Scientific American.
However, stock pilings guns doesn’t necessarily make white men any safer. The Scientific American report also pointed out that guns were often used in suicide.
“White men aren’t just the Americans most likely to own guns; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they’re also the people most likely to put them in their own mouths and pull the trigger, especially when they’re in some kind of economic distress,” said the report. “A white man is three times more likely to shoot himself than a black man—while the chances that a white man will be killed by a black man are extremely slight.”