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44 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?

Guns kill.  The ACA saves lives.  BIG difference.  

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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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44 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?

Jim is claiming that bullets only kill other gun owners.

See the stupidity that makes up Trump supporters?

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45 minutes ago, Huey said:

5 million NRA MEMBERS.

 

400 million legal guns in the USA.

 

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

You aren't very knowledgeable on this topic either.

Anyone who is remotely knowledgeable on gun nutter lobbying knows you are ignorant. 

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16 minutes ago, Scout said:

Jim is claiming that bullets only kill other gun owners.

See the stupidity that makes up Trump supporters?

Please show me ( us ) where I said that. I've seen the Chicago & city carnages from illegal guns in the hands of the wrong people.

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13 minutes ago, Scout said:

You aren't very knowledgeable on this topic either.

Anyone who is remotely knowledgeable on gun nutter lobbying knows you are ignorant. 

Stop flapping your gums and show where I am wrong. I’ll get you started loinfo:

 

The National Rifle Association likes to boast that it represents 5 million gun owners. Or maybe it’s “nearly” 5 million—or perhaps “more than” 5 million. The NRA has never provided solid numbers on how many members it has, yet a look at what data is out there suggests that its claims may be wide of the mark—and the real figure could have dropped by more than 10 percent in the year after Donald Trump was elected president
 

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/nra-membership-magazine-numbers-1/

 

There are more than 393 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States, or enough for every man, woman and child to own one and still have 67 million guns left over.


And:

 

With an estimated 120.5 guns for every 100 residents, the firearm ownership rate in the United States is twice that of the next-highest nation, Yemen, with just 52.8 guns per 100 residents. In raw number terms, the closest country to the United States is India, with 71.1 million firearms in circulation. These numbers do not include firearms owned by law enforcement agencies or militaries


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/19/there-are-more-guns-than-people-in-the-united-states-according-to-a-new-study-of-global-firearm-ownership/%3foutputType=amp

 

Go ahead loinfo, challenge me on this with facts.  Not rhetoric, talking points and bullshit.  FACTS only idiot.  You will lose.

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2 hours 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

 
 

You just post something from 2016? 

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11 minutes ago, Huey said:

Stop flapping your gums and show where I am wrong. I’ll get you started loinfo:

 

The National Rifle Association likes to boast that it represents 5 million gun owners. Or maybe it’s “nearly” 5 million—or perhaps “more than” 5 million. The NRA has never provided solid numbers on how many members it has, yet a look at what data is out there suggests that its claims may be wide of the mark—and the real figure could have dropped by more than 10 percent in the year after Donald Trump was elected president
 

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/nra-membership-magazine-numbers-1/

 

There are more than 393 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States, or enough for every man, woman and child to own one and still have 67 million guns left over.


And:

 

With an estimated 120.5 guns for every 100 residents, the firearm ownership rate in the United States is twice that of the next-highest nation, Yemen, with just 52.8 guns per 100 residents. In raw number terms, the closest country to the United States is India, with 71.1 million firearms in circulation. These numbers do not include firearms owned by law enforcement agencies or militaries


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/19/there-are-more-guns-than-people-in-the-united-states-according-to-a-new-study-of-global-firearm-ownership/%3foutputType=amp

 

Go ahead loinfo, challenge me on this with facts.  Not rhetoric, talking points and bullshit.  FACTS only idiot.  You will lose.

Nor the one I have that no one knows about...

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1 hour 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. 

Is that what your ex told you? 

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4 minutes ago, XavierOnassis said:

It is entirely possible that there are more guns in circulation and still fewer households with guns. Gun ownership is not spread equally among the population.

 

Your talking point was already crushed.

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1 hour ago, RebelGator said:

 

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

OMG! BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA.....damn that's funny....

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3 minutes ago, theLion said:

Looks like tRump’s politics of fear and hatred aren’t getting traction. 

Looks like you're a FUCKING MORON who didn't read the date on the OP from 2016, BEFORE TRUMP TOOK OVER AS PRESIDENT. 

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6 minutes ago, Huey said:

Your talking point was already crushed.

Suppose that all guns belonged to twelve people. Then assume that one of then died and willed his guns to the other eleven. Then you would have fewer guns per household.

I have no talking point: this is simple arithmetic.

 

It is possible to have more guns in circulation AND have fewer guns per household.

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2 hours 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

 
 

Another factor is that most guns are owned by men and the number of households that don't have a man is increasing and a great number of households who own guns have more then one person who owns a gun.

 

A better measure would be to look at the percentage of people who own guns rather then the percentage of households that have guns.  In my household, 4 out of 5 family members personally own at least one gun.  Also, there are likely many household that have guns, including illegally obtained guns, who would not report their ownership.

 

A better statement might be that the number of household willing to admit that they own guns is declining.

 

The data collection methodology distorts the reality of gun ownership in America.

 

People need to learn how to think critically. 

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15 minutes ago, Str8tEdge said:

Looks like you're a FUCKING MORON who didn't read the date on the OP from 2016, BEFORE TRUMP TOOK OVER AS PRESIDENT. 

36% in 2016, 37% in 2018, most recent data available. 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/249740/percentage-of-households-in-the-united-states-owning-a-firearm/

 

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2009

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Just now, theLion said:

36% in 2016, 37% in 2018, most recent data available. 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/249740/percentage-of-households-in-the-united-states-owning-a-firearm/

 

Percentage of surveyed U.S. citizens43%43%44%44%45%45%44%44%47%47%44%44%39%39%40%40%41%41%43%43%38%38%40%40%43%43%42%42%42%42%40%40%39%39%45%45%43%43%37%37%42%42%41%41%39%39%42%42%43%43%37%37%19721975198019851990199620002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019

0%10%20%30%40%50%60%

2009

• 40%

Thanks for disproving the OP. 😆

 

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16 minutes ago, XavierOnassis said:

Suppose that all guns belonged to twelve people. Then assume that one of then died and willed his guns to the other eleven. Then you would have fewer guns per household.

I have no talking point: this is simple arithmetic.

 

It is possible to have more guns in circulation AND have fewer guns per household.

But they don’t.  You have been provided with first time gun owner stats for this year.  Stop bullshitting.

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Just now, Huey said:

But they don’t.  You have been provided with first time gun owner stats for this year.  Stop bullshitting.

I am simply stating a fact.

Most gun sales are to people who are already gun owners.

 

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19 minutes ago, Str8tEdge said:

Thanks for disproving the OP. 😆

 

My bad, household gun ownership has declined under tRump: 34% in 2018. 

oh, and by the way, the OP states that gun ownership has been falling. The OP is accurate. 

 

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10 minutes ago, XavierOnassis said:

I am simply stating a fact.

Most gun sales are to people who are already gun owners.

 

No, you are no you’re not staying fact.  
 

By Jim Curcuruto, NSSF Director of Research and Market Development

The early part of 2020 has been unlike any other year for firearm purchases—particularly by first-time buyers—as new NSSF® research reveals millions of people chose to purchase their first gun during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

https://www.nssf.org/millions-of-first-time-gun-buyers-during-covid-19/

 

DELAWARE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —

People across the country and here in Ohio are buying guns at record numbers. Experts indicate about 40 percent are new gun owners. As those sales rise, shops are urging the importance of gun safety and training.
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc6onyourside.com/amp/news/local/gun-sales-surge-in-2020-experts-say-40-are-first-time-firearm-owners

 

First-time gun ownership skyrockets amid riots, increased violence across country: 'You can't really be too safe

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/us/first-time-gun-owners-safety-protection.amp

 

Guns are selling out across America as experts say safety concerns are fueling a 'seismic shift,' driving more people to buy firearms for the first time

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/gun-sales-surge-over-growing-safety-concerns-first-time-buyers-2020-7%3famp

 

STFU Loinfo
 


 

 

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1 hour ago, theLion said:

My bad, household gun ownership has declined under tRump: 34% in 2018. 

oh, and by the way, the OP states that gun ownership has been falling. The OP is accurate. 

 

No. The OP is from before Trump was even in office, DUMB FUCK. 

 

Why did you use 2018? 😄

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1 hour ago, theLion said:

My bad, household gun ownership has declined under tRump: 34% in 2018. 

oh, and by the way, the OP states that gun ownership has been falling. The OP is accurate. 

 

Gun shops across the Country have sold out of entire inventories multiple times over as of late.

 

Household ownership numbers on based on whether the person answering the questions say that yes or no, they have a gun in the house.

 

I personally would say no, I don't, but that's just me.

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