Heh. Study suggests gun owners are probably racist

Boing Boing linked an article on Discovery News highlighting recent research that suggests a significant correlation between being a racist, and owning a gun / supporting gun rights.

[...] for each one-point increase in anti-black racism (called symbolic racism), the odds of having a gun in the home jumped 50 percent. And supporting policies that allow for concealed guns rose 28 percent.

“Our results are a first step, but there needs to be more funding for empirical research around how racial biases may influence people’s policy decisions, and particularly those policies that impact on the health and well being of U.S. citizens,” O’Brien said.