Gutfeld debunks study equating white gun ownership with racism


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Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-host Greg Gutfeld on Friday debunked a study released earlier this week that claims racism and guns go together.

The study by researchers in Australia and England looked at how racism among whites and gun ownership is linked, and found that the odds are greater that a racist white American also keeps a gun at home and opposes gun control regulations.

“Some foreign researchers published a study saying that owning a gun makes you racist,” Gutfeld said.

He then pointed to a quote from Monash researcher Kerry O’Brien, according to the New York Daily News:

“There had already been research showing that … blacks are more likely to be shot, so we thought there must be something happening between the concept of being black and some whites wanting guns.”

“Idiotic,” Gutfeld declared. “Somehow Kerry manages not to finish his thought. Blacks are more likely to be shot — by other blacks. Over 91 percent of blacks are murdered by other blacks and 84 percent of whites are murdered by other whites. So even the premise is false.”

To show just how idiotic the study is, it states:

“It is particularly noteworthy that the relationship between symbolic racism and the gun-related outcomes was maintained in the presence of conservative ideologies, political affiliation, opposition to government control and being from a southern state, which are otherwise strong predictors of gun ownership and opposition to gun reform.”

After pointing out that legal gun ownership benefits blacks living in high-crime areas, Gutfeld said: “Left-wing efforts to impose large fees on gun ownership have resulted in hefty price tags to register unlicensed guns in cities like D.C. or Chicago, making guns a luxury for the rich and the white.”

“So, who’s racist now?” he concluded.

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3 thoughts on “Gutfeld debunks study equating white gun ownership with racism

  1. Kimber_TLE says:

    There’s a “race” problem, not a “racism” problem.

    According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics…
    ► In 2008, the homicide victimization rate for blacks (19.6 homicides per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for whites (3.3 homicides per 100,000).
    ► In 2008, the offending rate for blacks (24.7 offenders per 100,000) was 7 times higher than the rate for whites (3.4 offenders per 100,000)

    Black victims were over-represented in homicides involving drugs:
    ► 62.1% of all drug-related homicides involving black victims.
    ► 65.6% of drug-related homicides were committed by black offenders.
    ► 36.9% of drug-related homicide victims were white and 1% were victims of other races.

    Between 1980 and through 2008:
    ► 93% of black victims were killed by blacks.
    ► 84% of white victims were killed by whites.
    ► For homicides committed by a stranger to the victim, 26.7% were interracial.
    ► For homicides committed by a friend or acquaintance of the victim, 9.7% were interracial.

  2. AWCheney says:

    Sounds like a study Piers Morgan put together.

  3. Ron Gilbert says:

    In any study and any poll, follow the money and you will get your answer as to the direction they want the poll or study to go. It is extremely rare that any study is unbiased or not edited the way those that paid for it want it to go. What people should pay closer attention to is statistics within law enforcement databases. The overwhelming majority of murders are committed within one’s own race (i.e. black on black and white on white). So with that said, does it mean that people that kill one within their “color” are racist toward each other?

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