Sunday, March 10, 2013

Survey: Gun Ownership Falling Among American Families

Some need a gun to verify manhood. They have small penises.
A new survey about gun ownership shows some interesting downward trends in the United States according to Today's NYTimes (here).

Ownership of guns among Americans is down in just about every category of American, including Republicans.

According to the Times story: "The household gun ownership rate has fallen from an average of 50 percent in the 1970s to 49 percent in the 1980s, 43 percent in the 1990s and 35 percent in the 2000s."

Moreover, most recently the "share of American households with guns was 34 percent," compared to 32 percent in 2010. There are an estimated 280 million to 320 million guns in the U.S. (according to Aaron Karp, an expert from Old Dominion University), which equates to about three to every household owning a gun. Says Daniel Webster of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Control Policy and Research, a marked run on guns of late has likely "has been limited mostly to current gun owners."

Just 25 percent of "of men in 2012 said they hunted, compared with about 40 percent when the question was asked in 1977."

The gun lobby, of course, says the whole matter is bullshit and that everybody owns a gun and should own five, in addition to their tanks and personal drones.

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