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June 29, 2016 at 12:33 p.m. EDT

The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month.

According to the survey, which was conducted among 1,001 Americans in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting, 36 percent of U.S. adults either own a firearm personally, or live with someone who does. That's the lowest rate of gun ownership in the CBS poll going back to 1978. It's down 17 points from the highest recorded rate in 1994, and nearly 10 percentage points from 2012.

 

Different national polls tend to show slightly different rates of gun ownership. The latest household gun ownership rate in the General Social Survey, in 2014, was 32 percent. The October 2015 Gallup survey showed a higher rate of 43 percent, including guns kept on property outside the home.

 

But the downward trend in gun ownership remains consistent across the national polls. According to Gallup, gun ownership has fallen by about 10 percentage points since its peak in 1993. The General Social Survey shows a 20-point drop since the mid-1970s.

But gun purchases, as measured by FBI firearm background checks, are at historic highs. And data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows that gun manufacturers are churning out record numbers of guns. Many gun rights advocates argue that these figures mean that the overall number of gun owners is growing: If more guns are being sold, more people must be owning guns.

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But the declining rates of gun ownership across three major national surveys suggest a different explanation: that most of the rise in gun purchases is driven by existing gun owners stocking up, rather than by people buying their first gun. A Washington Post analysis last year found that the average American gun owner now owns approximately eight firearms, double the number in the 1990s.

 

Other research bears this out as well. A 2004 survey found that the average gun owner owned 6.6 firearms, and that the top 3 percent of gun owners owned about 25 guns each. More recently, a CBS News poll taken in March of this year found that roughly 1 in 5 gun owners owned 10 guns or more.

Gun owners remain a potent political force in the U.S., due largely to the successful efforts of advocacy groups like the NRA. But survey data showing declining gun ownership suggests that the NRA has been successful largely by channeling the energy and intensity of an existing gun-owning base, rather than by broadening that base and bringing more supporters into the fold. If declines in ownership continue, the group could have a hard time replicating recent successes in the coming decades.

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so all this talk about record gun purchases? is pretty hollow gun wonershi is way down, its just a few nuts stockpiliing

 
 
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Must be the same pollsters that had the many titted empress beating Trump in 2016. Old news!!! This is 2020!

There are Millions of guns that no one knows about. And they never will

Guns kill.  The ACA saves lives.  BIG difference.  

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5 minutes ago, guilluamezenz said:

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June 29, 2016 at 12:33 p.m. EDT

The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month.

According to the survey, which was conducted among 1,001 Americans in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting, 36 percent of U.S. adults either own a firearm personally, or live with someone who does. That's the lowest rate of gun ownership in the CBS poll going back to 1978. It's down 17 points from the highest recorded rate in 1994, and nearly 10 percentage points from 2012.

 

Different national polls tend to show slightly different rates of gun ownership. The latest household gun ownership rate in the General Social Survey, in 2014, was 32 percent. The October 2015 Gallup survey showed a higher rate of 43 percent, including guns kept on property outside the home.

 

But the downward trend in gun ownership remains consistent across the national polls. According to Gallup, gun ownership has fallen by about 10 percentage points since its peak in 1993. The General Social Survey shows a 20-point drop since the mid-1970s.

But gun purchases, as measured by FBI firearm background checks, are at historic highs. And data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows that gun manufacturers are churning out record numbers of guns. Many gun rights advocates argue that these figures mean that the overall number of gun owners is growing: If more guns are being sold, more people must be owning guns.

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But the declining rates of gun ownership across three major national surveys suggest a different explanation: that most of the rise in gun purchases is driven by existing gun owners stocking up, rather than by people buying their first gun. A Washington Post analysis last year found that the average American gun owner now owns approximately eight firearms, double the number in the 1990s.

 

Other research bears this out as well. A 2004 survey found that the average gun owner owned 6.6 firearms, and that the top 3 percent of gun owners owned about 25 guns each. More recently, a CBS News poll taken in March of this year found that roughly 1 in 5 gun owners owned 10 guns or more.

Gun owners remain a potent political force in the U.S., due largely to the successful efforts of advocacy groups like the NRA. But survey data showing declining gun ownership suggests that the NRA has been successful largely by channeling the energy and intensity of an existing gun-owning base, rather than by broadening that base and bringing more supporters into the fold. If declines in ownership continue, the group could have a hard time replicating recent successes in the coming decades.

More from Wonkblog:

 
 
 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/american-gun-ownership-is-now-at-a-30-year-low/

so all this talk about record gun purchases? is pretty hollow gun wonershi is way down, its just a few nuts stockpiliing

 
 

This is driving the NRA nutz! And LaPierre is going down! OMG!

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42 minutes ago, guilluamezenz said:

The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month.

According to the survey, which was conducted among 1,001 Americans in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting, 36 percent of U.S. adults either own a firearm personally, or live with someone who does. That's the lowest rate of gun ownership in the CBS poll going back to 1978. It's down 17 points from the highest recorded rate in 1994, and nearly 10 percentage points from 2012.

 

It is well known that men who own above a certain number of guns are compensating for their lack of attractiveness to females (or males if THAT is your thing).  Eight or more puts you into the "criminal class" of gun owner who has already broken gun laws and will likely continue

to do so until the day you die.  You are no longer thinking of guns as hunting gear or protection when you need 

more than 8 of them.  You are caught in a fantasy that new guns will make your sorely inadequate dick grow or bring an end to your

erectile dysfunction.  But they won't.  YOUR dick will be tiny even AFTER you blow your brains out.  

 

However, re your erectile dysfunction -- well, your wife says you never were any good and that guns haven't changed that. 

 

On a final note, big pickup trucks don't stimulate dick growth either. 

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39 minutes ago, Wallco1 said:

There are Millions of guns that no one knows about. And they never will

 

You don't think Facebook can give ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION to the government? Or Amazon? Or the NRA?  You're outed MFer, whether you want to be or not.  You can be served up like a pig anywhere at any time.

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3 minutes ago, Scout said:

 

  Eight or more puts you into the "criminal class" of gun owner.

 

Probably a good idea to cut it down to one or two firearms. That seems to work well at the Chicago slaughter house.

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5 minutes ago, Scout said:

 

It is well known that men who own above a certain number of guns are compensating for their lack of attractiveness to females (or males if THAT is your thing).  Eight or more puts you into the "criminal class" of gun owner who has already broken gun laws and will likely continue

to do so until the day you die.  You are no longer thinking of guns as hunting gear or protection when you need 

more than 8 of them.  You are caught in a fantasy that new guns will make your sorely inadequate dick grow or bring an end to your

erectile dysfunction.  But they won't.  YOUR dick will be tiny even AFTER you blow your brains out.  

 

However, re your erectile dysfunction -- well, your wife says you never were any good and that guns haven't changed that. 

 

On a final note, big pickup trucks don't stimulate dick growth either. 

 

I heard you had vaginal rejuvenation, shoved a 15lb ham up there and yanked out the bone.

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59 minutes ago, guilluamezenz said:

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June 29, 2016 at 12:33 p.m. EDT

The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month.

According to the survey, which was conducted among 1,001 Americans in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting, 36 percent of U.S. adults either own a firearm personally, or live with someone who does. That's the lowest rate of gun ownership in the CBS poll going back to 1978. It's down 17 points from the highest recorded rate in 1994, and nearly 10 percentage points from 2012.

 

Different national polls tend to show slightly different rates of gun ownership. The latest household gun ownership rate in the General Social Survey, in 2014, was 32 percent. The October 2015 Gallup survey showed a higher rate of 43 percent, including guns kept on property outside the home.

 

But the downward trend in gun ownership remains consistent across the national polls. According to Gallup, gun ownership has fallen by about 10 percentage points since its peak in 1993. The General Social Survey shows a 20-point drop since the mid-1970s.

But gun purchases, as measured by FBI firearm background checks, are at historic highs. And data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows that gun manufacturers are churning out record numbers of guns. Many gun rights advocates argue that these figures mean that the overall number of gun owners is growing: If more guns are being sold, more people must be owning guns.

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But the declining rates of gun ownership across three major national surveys suggest a different explanation: that most of the rise in gun purchases is driven by existing gun owners stocking up, rather than by people buying their first gun. A Washington Post analysis last year found that the average American gun owner now owns approximately eight firearms, double the number in the 1990s.

 

Other research bears this out as well. A 2004 survey found that the average gun owner owned 6.6 firearms, and that the top 3 percent of gun owners owned about 25 guns each. More recently, a CBS News poll taken in March of this year found that roughly 1 in 5 gun owners owned 10 guns or more.

Gun owners remain a potent political force in the U.S., due largely to the successful efforts of advocacy groups like the NRA. But survey data showing declining gun ownership suggests that the NRA has been successful largely by channeling the energy and intensity of an existing gun-owning base, rather than by broadening that base and bringing more supporters into the fold. If declines in ownership continue, the group could have a hard time replicating recent successes in the coming decades.

More from Wonkblog:

 
 
 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/american-gun-ownership-is-now-at-a-30-year-low/

so all this talk about record gun purchases? is pretty hollow gun wonershi is way down, its just a few nuts stockpiliing

 
 

This is 2020 dumbass.

 

Gun sales have hit new records as the country grapples with a pandemic and protests. But unlike previous spikes, it's not gun enthusiasts driving sales, but rather first time gun owners

 

 

Americans are buying more guns than ever before. People worried about the pandemic sometimes buy guns. People worried about protests in this country sometimes buy guns. And by one estimate, people have bought 3 million more guns than normal since March. Almost half of all those sales are to first-time gun owners. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.

 

 

also, gun sales are at record highs in 2020.  Get with the times moron.

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/16/891758050/sales-of-guns-to-first-time-owners-rise-amid-covid-19-pandemic

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1 minute ago, drvoke said:

 

You don't think Facebook can give ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION to the government? Or Amazon? Or the NRA?  You're outed MFer, whether you want to be or not.  You can be served up like a pig anywhere at any time.

Talk is cheap. Finding the guns is another thing. 1,000s & 1,000s of people have 1,000s of guns & ammo stashed.

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Just now, AnotherJim said:

Probably a good idea to cut it down to one or two firearms. That seems to work well at the Chicago slaughter house.

All the while, you guys are selling them guns.  

Rightwingers are the people who funnel guns; gunOWNERS LIKE YOU are the ones providing guns to criminals.  

You are criminals yourselves.  

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3 minutes ago, Scout said:

All the while, you guys are selling them guns.  

Rightwingers are the people who funnel guns; gunOWNERS LIKE YOU are the ones providing guns to criminals.  

You are criminals yourselves.  

Never once stepped outside the law where firearms are concerned. But I do have guns from way back, where registration was not required. Many people do. The country wasn't always paranoid; paranoia tricked down from liberals. I think it began with fear of barrel shrouds. You know, those things that point up.

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And more

 

(CNN)As the nation has grappled with a global pandemic and images of some rioters causing damage after hijacking peaceful protests demanding racial justice, more and more Americans appear to be arming themselves. 

In July 2020, the FBI conducted more than 3.6 million firearm background checks, making it the third highest month on record for checks since the bureau began keeping statistics in 1998, according to new data released on Monday by the agency. By comparison, the bureau conducted just over 2 million checks in July 2019.
 
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1 hour ago, guilluamezenz said:

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June 29, 2016 at 12:33 p.m. EDT

The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month.

According to the survey, which was conducted among 1,001 Americans in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting, 36 percent of U.S. adults either own a firearm personally, or live with someone who does. That's the lowest rate of gun ownership in the CBS poll going back to 1978. It's down 17 points from the highest recorded rate in 1994, and nearly 10 percentage points from 2012.

 

Different national polls tend to show slightly different rates of gun ownership. The latest household gun ownership rate in the General Social Survey, in 2014, was 32 percent. The October 2015 Gallup survey showed a higher rate of 43 percent, including guns kept on property outside the home.

 

But the downward trend in gun ownership remains consistent across the national polls. According to Gallup, gun ownership has fallen by about 10 percentage points since its peak in 1993. The General Social Survey shows a 20-point drop since the mid-1970s.

But gun purchases, as measured by FBI firearm background checks, are at historic highs. And data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows that gun manufacturers are churning out record numbers of guns. Many gun rights advocates argue that these figures mean that the overall number of gun owners is growing: If more guns are being sold, more people must be owning guns.

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But the declining rates of gun ownership across three major national surveys suggest a different explanation: that most of the rise in gun purchases is driven by existing gun owners stocking up, rather than by people buying their first gun. A Washington Post analysis last year found that the average American gun owner now owns approximately eight firearms, double the number in the 1990s.

 

Other research bears this out as well. A 2004 survey found that the average gun owner owned 6.6 firearms, and that the top 3 percent of gun owners owned about 25 guns each. More recently, a CBS News poll taken in March of this year found that roughly 1 in 5 gun owners owned 10 guns or more.

Gun owners remain a potent political force in the U.S., due largely to the successful efforts of advocacy groups like the NRA. But survey data showing declining gun ownership suggests that the NRA has been successful largely by channeling the energy and intensity of an existing gun-owning base, rather than by broadening that base and bringing more supporters into the fold. If declines in ownership continue, the group could have a hard time replicating recent successes in the coming decades.

More from Wonkblog:

 
 
 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/american-gun-ownership-is-now-at-a-30-year-low/

so all this talk about record gun purchases? is pretty hollow gun wonershi is way down, its just a few nuts stockpiliing

Since you think gun ownership is naturally declining why craft gun legislation?
 
Also, how come a record number of people are applying for concealed carry permits for the first time,? How do you do that without a gun?
 
 

Fair enough 

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Gun owners are ALWAYS easily manipulated by NRA types.

If the NRA says to gunowners that they should panic and buy guns or ammo, they do it.

 

Think of lemmings.... 

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11 minutes ago, RebelGator said:

 

I heard you had vaginal rejuvenation, shoved a 15lb ham up there and yanked out the bone.

 

I get the impression I hit a target.  :D  

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If you all think guns are so great, why are you chatting in here so much?

You should be target shooting to practice for your next mass murder.  

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10 minutes ago, Scout said:

Gun owners are ALWAYS easily manipulated by NRA types.

If the NRA says to gunowners that they should panic and buy guns or ammo, they do it.

 

Think of lemmings.... 

Guess what, there is no law forcing you to purchase a firearm; it ain't like Obamacare; so why should you be concerned over any law abiding citizen who does? Guns must frighten you; or you wouldn't be so amped up. How old are you?

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8 minutes ago, Scout said:

Gun owners are ALWAYS easily manipulated by NRA types.

If the NRA says to gunowners that they should panic and buy guns or ammo, they do it.

 

Think of lemmings.... 

5 million NRA MEMBERS.

 

400 million legal guns in the USA.

 

1 in 3 Americans own firearms.  The NRA ain’t shit.

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8 minutes ago, AnotherJim said:

Guess what, there is no law forcing you to purchase a firearm; it ain't like Obamacare; so why should you be concerned over any law abiding citizen who does? Guns must frighten you; or you wouldn't be so amped up. How old are you?

Are there people who should not own a firearm, of course; same as people who should not drive, or people who should not have children. Biden said, just fire two pipes of 00 Buck through your front door; now that's someone who should not own a firearm; but I bet he does. He should be checked on; but I wouldn't knock on his door.

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18 minutes ago, AnotherJim said:

Are there people who should not own a firearm, of course; same as people who should not drive, or people who should not have children. Biden said, just fire two pipes of 00 Buck through your front door; now that's someone who should not own a firearm; but I bet he does. He should be checked on; but I wouldn't knock on his door.

Personally, I am not concerned about Biden’s gun control initiatives from 2019.  While he is not a smart man on the issue.  None of the ACPs I own have a mag that hold 10 or more rounds.  So he can suck it.  No 200 dollar registrations fee for me.

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1 hour ago, guilluamezenz said:

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June 29, 2016 at 12:33 p.m. EDT

The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month.

According to the survey, which was conducted among 1,001 Americans in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting, 36 percent of U.S. adults either own a firearm personally, or live with someone who does. That's the lowest rate of gun ownership in the CBS poll going back to 1978. It's down 17 points from the highest recorded rate in 1994, and nearly 10 percentage points from 2012.

 

Different national polls tend to show slightly different rates of gun ownership. The latest household gun ownership rate in the General Social Survey, in 2014, was 32 percent. The October 2015 Gallup survey showed a higher rate of 43 percent, including guns kept on property outside the home.

 

But the downward trend in gun ownership remains consistent across the national polls. According to Gallup, gun ownership has fallen by about 10 percentage points since its peak in 1993. The General Social Survey shows a 20-point drop since the mid-1970s.

But gun purchases, as measured by FBI firearm background checks, are at historic highs. And data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows that gun manufacturers are churning out record numbers of guns. Many gun rights advocates argue that these figures mean that the overall number of gun owners is growing: If more guns are being sold, more people must be owning guns.

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But the declining rates of gun ownership across three major national surveys suggest a different explanation: that most of the rise in gun purchases is driven by existing gun owners stocking up, rather than by people buying their first gun. A Washington Post analysis last year found that the average American gun owner now owns approximately eight firearms, double the number in the 1990s.

 

Other research bears this out as well. A 2004 survey found that the average gun owner owned 6.6 firearms, and that the top 3 percent of gun owners owned about 25 guns each. More recently, a CBS News poll taken in March of this year found that roughly 1 in 5 gun owners owned 10 guns or more.

Gun owners remain a potent political force in the U.S., due largely to the successful efforts of advocacy groups like the NRA. But survey data showing declining gun ownership suggests that the NRA has been successful largely by channeling the energy and intensity of an existing gun-owning base, rather than by broadening that base and bringing more supporters into the fold. If declines in ownership continue, the group could have a hard time replicating recent successes in the coming decades.

More from Wonkblog:

 
 
 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/american-gun-ownership-is-now-at-a-30-year-low/

so all this talk about record gun purchases? is pretty hollow gun wonershi is way down, its just a few nuts stockpiliing

 
 

  Those figures are from 4 years ago.

  IF you could count the people owning firearms TODAY, you would see a sharp increase from 4 years ago.

  You can bet on THAT!

  

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