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Why do they need to know your race when purchasing a gun??

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We where at a sporting goods store yesterday (I got new shoes yay) and hubby was looking at the pocket knifes. Some guy was filling out the form to buy a gun next to us. I heard the sales man telling him he needed to check Hispanic or non Hispanic ad that it was a new section on the form. It got me to thinking. Why does that matter? And why only Hispanic or not? Seems weird to me.
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by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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Brandyns87
by Gold Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Because we live in a country that is too focused on race.

pampire
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I assume it's for the licensing/registration.  They'd identify any race.  White breaks down into Hispanic or non-Hispanic.

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