Share of U.S. homes with guns show 4-decade decline
Guns are displayed on a table during the annual New York State Arms Collectors Association Albany Gun Show at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
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#1 Mar 9, 2013
Have they considered that maybe more people aren't answering the poll truthfully to avoid any repercussions that could come from identifying one's self as a gun owner?
#2 Mar 9, 2013
I totally agree Gordon! People are scared of this right being taken away. I see NEW gun owners on a daily basis, a lot of whom are now stock piling ammo. Some who were previously mis- informed about the function of some firearms.
I asked a few if they believed that Americans should have a choice of owning a so called assault rifle. Many cited the fast firing and "high capacity" magazines as a reason for infringing on one's right.
I then proceeded to show them how fast I could fire my S&W Victory 38 special an 80 year old revolver. I shot and reloaded four speed loaders all within center mass at 15 yards faster and more accurate than they thought a revolver was capable of.
People will always fear the unknown, it is up to them to educate themselves on fire arms. A person can not have a respectable optinion on anything if they do not have the facts. Media and politicians need to stop repeating the same ill informed slop to people that trust them to inform them on such matters.
Since: Mar 08
#3 Mar 10, 2013
Just another of the big lies told by antigun communists about guns (to hide from the public the truth).
Try and buy a gun today. The stores are sold out on most guns (or ammo).
At least ninety million Americans own a gun.
Gun Control movement = Gun Safety movement (instead of "control" it's "safety")
Will they show us the White House petition to deport pro-gun Wayne LaPierre ?
Since: Jan 09
#4 Mar 10, 2013
I read the article in the New York Times this morning and I was thinking the same thing as voiced above. Some stranger calls me and says they are from XYZ Polling and want to know if I have any guns. I am saying "no, I don't have any." 1) you have no idea if they are truly who they say they are. 2) obviously they already know who you are and where you live. Why would you admit to information that might find itself published in a publicly available central database somewhere? I would certainly lie if called. It is none of their business.
If we are to believe the numbers being published, then an awfully small number of people have a large number of firearms. The article states that 34% of households have firearms. Based on 2012 census numbers that is 40 million households with firearms (117 million U.S. households in total). From "Small Arms Survey 2007" there is an estimate of 270 million firearms in U.S. civilian hands in 2007 (certainly much higher now). If one divides that out, you get almost seven firearms per U.S. household. Granted that might be a low number in Texas but overall that is a rather high number and would certainly be indicative of a problem with the numbers. If even 50% of households have firearms, you are still looking at almost five firearms per household.
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