This is actually reported as a straight news item in a major metropolitan newspaper...
Specifically, for each 1 point increase in symbolic racism (on a scale from one to five), there was a 50% greater chance of having a gun in the home and a 28% increase in the odds of supporting permits to carry concealed handguns.
The authors describe symbolic racism as a belief structure underpinned by an anti-black feeling established in younger years through exposure to negative stereotypes such as "blacks are dangerous."
Give it a second, it gets even more ridiculous:
"This anti-black affect is not necessarily conscious or deliberate but may be felt as fear, anger, unease and hostility towards blacks," according to the researchers.
"The symbolic component reflects the abstract view of blacks as a collective rather than as individuals, as well as its basis in abstract white moralistic reasoning and traditions," the authors state.
The extremely thin veneer of scientific research presented in this "study" would of course be immediately shattered by the most casual examination of U.S. crime rate demographics. Yet the reader is hilariously led to believe that rabid, armed white Americans are a menacing danger to blacks. This sort of BS was able to fly in the days of three television channels plus PBS and your daily local newspaper plus Time Magazine. The real truth of the matter is easy to find in the age of the Internet.
Australians want to disarm white Americans. One could care less what they think. But a major American mainstream newspaper sees fit to pass on their ravings as hard news. And "journalists" wonder why nobody takes them seriously anymore.