posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 01:47 PM
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
Originally posted by inverslyproportional
reply to post by IkNOwSTuff
I cannot speak for any but myself, but I dont base my oppinions on net message boards, my oppinions are born from real life experience, I have lived
in 3 states, indiana, tennessee, and now texas.
A lot of folks in all 3 distrust just about everything the .gov says or does, and many many many own guns of one type or another.
Also 300, 000, 000+ guns, and only 300, 000, 000 should tell you the faxts quite clearly, even if only one thousand owned guns, they would have to
have 300, 000 a piece, or if 300, 000 owned guns they would have to have 1, 000 a piece, you see quite quickly as not many having guns doesnt pan out
from even a cursory glance.
Correct me if Im wrong but the 3 states you mention, are they not up there with the highest rates of gun ownership in the country? Tried googling it
but for some reason its slow as Sh!te right now.
So you average it out and you have roughly 1 gun per person, how many of you gun owners have just 1 gun? From what I hear very few. in fact I think I
read on this site that the average gun owner owns 3-5 weapons and 35% own more than 8. If these figures are anywhere near being correct it means about
20% of Americans actually own a gun.
Not saying this to be rude but it seems that gun advocates are a hell of alot more vocal than anti gunners, maybe that is what gives you all the
impression you are in the vast majority that you all seem to think you are
Your 1 in 5 estimate could be spot on, but honestly knowbody really knows, so we woukd only be arguing semantics if we debated the numbers. So we can
just go with 20 percent. Seems low to me from my experience, as I have spent time in a lot of states besides those 3 and the same has been prevelant
every where for the most part, but then, my sampling data could just as easily be skued, as I am not the hanging with the libs type, I am more of a
lets have a fire and catfish on the river banks type.
That still puts the number of gun owners at 60, 000, 000 thougb, which is quite large.
Also dont fool yourself into assuming that everyone that doesnt own a gun is against them, this could not he farther from the truth, as many dont have
them but would like to and just cant afford it, have a felony ( just about everything is a felony these days in the states, so many are disqualified
for many things not related to violence or even gun crimes) or have a mate that doesnt want tyem around the little ones etc... there are a lot of
reasons people dont have them, the least of which is the lefty anti gun issues.
I would say that the anti gun crowd are by and large far more vocal with their rhetoric, most of us gun owners speak softly and carry a big stick, or
just speK with our wallets when we purchase additional weapons.
I only have 2, my very first gun, a high power rifle I got for my seventh b day, and an automatic pistol, none of the stats are important, as it is
non but my business.
I am what I would call the average gun owner in the states.