Liberal Columnist: Black Friday Gun Sales Fueled By ‘Scared White Guys’

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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A columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle thinks he has has figured out what group is behind this year’s record Black Friday gun sales.

“Scared white guys,” speculated the columnist, Mark Morford, without much in the way of proof.

According to the FBI, 175,000 background checks for gun purchases were conducted the day after Thanksgiving, surpassing all previous shopping holidays. Only Dec. 21, 2012, several days after the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut, eclipsed that total.

What has frightened people, mostly white men, into buying so many guns all of a sudden? Morford has a couple of guesses.

“The scary black president!” wrote Morford. “He’s part of the problem, no? He’s one of them, the real reason so many people bought a gun this holiday.”

The happenings in Ferguson, Missouri, where a grand jury decided early last week — days before Black Friday — to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, also fueled the gun sales spike, argued Morford.

“Ferguson? You mean the place where the white cop murdered that unarmed black kid, and wasn’t even indicted for it, and the police responded to the subsequent outrage/heartbreak from the local black community with even more brutality by way of a shocking assortment of military-grade weaponry: enormous tanks and tear gas and riot gear, all of sufficient scale and ruthlessness to outfit an army unit in Afghanistan, because that’s exactly what it was?” Morford wrote.

Morford failed to mention to heavy looting and arson that occurred following the grand jury decision. One 20-year-old black man was murdered the night of the decision, near where Brown was shot back in August.

The columnist put himself in what he believes is the mindset of the typical Black Friday gun-buyer.

“You’re a scared white person, almost certainly male,” wrote Morford. “You do not live in a major city, or near a university or intellectual hub of any note, nor have you ever traveled very far from your home town, much less out of state or anywhere further than, say, Mexico. Once. And that was enough.”

He also characterized gun-buyers as not reading “complicated books” and being averse to “new or weird things.”

“You watch lots of TV, mostly Fox News, which rejoices in showing you endless images of angry foreigners and minorities in pain: tear gas explosions, fights in the streets, looting, this time involving sad, small-town black people in Ferguson, all of them protesting the acquittal of that murderous white cop.”

(h/t Breitbart)

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