Does race shape Americans' passion for guns?


Many citizens feel as though different races should pretest differently when it comes to how they express their opinion about open-carry gun laws.  Charles Gallagher, a sociologist who studies race, has studied this topic, and has concluded that any white man marching around with a rifle is viewed as any ordinary citizen with a passionate opinion for what he or she believes.  On the other hand, if an African American does the same thing, he or she is a "Public Enemy No. 1". 

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  • Liberty
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Liberty relates to this article because anyone has any right to say or act as they feel.  Whether they are African American or Caucasian,  each human being has their own mind.  Equality is related to this topic because everyone should be accepted for their own thoughts and feeling, no matter their race.

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