I just read an article in the Washington Times that reported on a study regarding a link between racism and gun ownership. According to the article, researchers have found that the more racist beliefs held by a white person, the more likely the person is to own a gun. I find this rather interesting only because your standard individual will attach negative connotations to the research rather than understand exactly what the 'research' says. I have an issue with a loaded study such as this when it uses terms like 'more likely.' It often causes people to assume causation when there isn't any. For instance: Blacks are twice as susceptible to developing diabetes as whites and blacks commit more homicides with a gun than whites, therefore I could conclude that: People with diabetes are more likely to kill someone with a gun than those without diabetes. I think that these 'researchers' had an agenda and sought to make a rediculous connection that ignores so many other factors.