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  • Gun ownership by state

    51. Delaware Statistics on gun ownership across the U.S. are hard to nail down; the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record is not all-inclusive, and some guns go unregistered. But "Injury Prevention," a scholarly journal, has released what may be the closest look yet. Their survey, published in 2015, asked a representative sample of 4,000 adults nationwide whether they own firearms. The findings helped the research group estimate gun ownership rates in each state. Delaware's gun ownership rate is the lowest in the country, at 5.2 percent. That's far below the national average of 29.1 percent.
  • Giving the Government Power to Determine Gun Ownership

    11/20/2017 6:17:11 AM PST · by davikkm · 19 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Legislation is being brought to the Senate (announced Tuesday) in a cross party bid that will effectively mean the Federal government has the final say on who is and who is not allowed to buy a firearm. The measures being proposed are a clear power grab aimed at preventing citizens deemed “unfit” to be banned from making purchases. Led by Senators John Cornyn and Chris Murphy are the architects and it is being supported by the likes of Dianne Feinstein and Orrin Hatch. Essentially, it involves all states submitting names to the National Instant Background Check System (NICS) to ensure...
  • International Firearm Ownership and Homicide Rates

    09/23/2017 12:23:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The data for the graphic above was taken from the Guardian, a leftwing publication in England. Firearm ownership rates are from the Small Arms Survey in 2007, so it is a bit dated. The per capita ownership in the United States has gone up considerably since then.It is now about 120 firearms per 100 people. U.S. citizens purchased 94 million firearms during the Obama presidency. They have likely purchased another 6 million in the first 8 months of 2017.The firearms homicide rate fell from 4.19 in 2007 to 3.45 in 2014, but bumped up to 4.13 in 2015. (numbers from...
  • Australia Gun Culture, Ownership Increases in NSW and Australia: Part 6

    07/21/2017 8:48:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In the above chart, the numbers are unclear. Is it 14,542 registered guns, or licensed gun owners in Tamworth, NSW, Australia? Is the increase since 2010 in registered guns, or licensed gun owners?The number of legal guns and likely, licensed gun owners, is increasing in Australia. It is difficult to know exactly how much it is increasing because statistics are not well kept. National statistics are uncertain because of differences in state systems.From an article in abc.net.au from 2011: Today, that national system is in a mess. No federal agencies or crime researchers were able to tell the...
  • Gun ownership data?

    11/03/2016 9:52:02 AM PDT · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 20 replies
    Hope some freepers can hopefully lend a hand. I am trying to find the best source for gun ownership by state. Is there a reputable source for this that someone can reccomend? Thanks.
  • New Survey of Gun Ownership Shows Bias Before Publication

    09/27/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The choice of those publications is highly instructive of the motives of the researchers.  The publications are The Trace, funded by Michael Bloomberg to promote citizen disarmament in the United States, and The Guardian, the British publication that is highly antagonistic to widespread gun ownership and the Second Amendment. From theguardian.com: The unpublished Harvard/Northeastern survey result summary, obtained exclusively by the Guardian and the Trace, estimates that America’s gun stock has increased by 70m guns since 1994. At the same time, the percentage of Americans who own guns decreased slightly from 25% to 22%. The lead author of the...
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • European and want a Gun? Be Swiss

    08/06/2016 7:04:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Swiss have always had a lot of guns and significant freedom.  Machiavelli noted it in "The Prince" in 1517: “Moreover, a Republic trusting to her own forces, is with greater difficulty than one which relies on foreign arms brought to yield obedience to a single citizen. Rome and Sparta remained for ages armed and free. The Swiss are at once the best armed and the freest people in the world.” The Swiss have remained one of the best armed countries in the world since then.  Many claim they escaped most of the ravages of WWII because of their...
  • Should Your Doctor Ask If You Own Guns?

    05/17/2016 10:01:38 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 121 replies
    Time mag ^ | May 16, 2016 | Alice Park
    Doctors routinely ask if you smoke, and counsel you to wear your seat belt when you’re in a car. Technically, either behavior isn’t any of their business, but they do fall under the umbrella of preventive care. Now Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the violence prevention research program at the University of California Davis, and his colleagues want to add firearms to the office visit for similar reasons. First, he says that no federal or state laws prevent doctors from asking their patients about whether they have guns in the home.
  • What is a Reasonable Upper Limit on Gun Ownership in the United States?

    02/10/2016 4:51:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    January of 2016 had the highest number of NICS checks for any January on record.  There were 2,545,802 million checks, which translates to a bit less than 1.9 million new firearms. The industry is producing firearms as fast as they can, and they are being purchased just as fast.  The demand side is crowded with first time buyers, women, and young urbans.  Where will it end? Disarmists, those who wish us to be disarmed, constantly talk about "need".  Need is something they seem to think that they are the only ones qualified to define.  The idea of "need" is...
  • For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

    01/12/2016 12:21:43 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | NPR
    ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Black people are disproportionately victimized by gun violence, and prominent African-American leaders are among those calling for tighter gun control. Yet as Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR's Code Switch team found out, many other African-Americans believe that owning guns is crucial to protecting themselves and their rights. KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, BYLINE: Know how some people can't do without something? April Howard has three possessions that are non-negotiable. APRIL HOWARD: I have a .22, a .38 and a rifle. BATES: And she's keeping them all. Howard's had guns for several years now, the result of a close call...
  • Why Record Guns Sales are Not Showing in National Gun Ownership Polls

    11/16/2015 1:41:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun sales are at record levels.  In the last six months, gun sales, as reflected by the National Instant Check system, have hit record highs for each of the six months.  It is almost certain that 2015 will be the highest year on record for private gun sales in the United States.  But when national polls ask how many households own guns, the numbers appear to be the same or dropping.  How do we reconcile this seeming contradiction?  The answer is likely in a Zogby Analytic question asked in February of 2015.  From prnewswire.com: QUESTION: "If a national pollster...
  • America’s Top Fears 2015 – fear of Gun Control 36.5% tops fear of Mass Shooting 16.4%

    10/15/2015 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Torcert · 9 replies
    Chapman University Survey of American Fears ^ | October 13, 2015 | Sheri Ledbetter
    The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Wave 2 (2015) provides an unprecedented look into the fears of average Americans. In April of 2015, a random sample of 1,541 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty-eight different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging from crime, the government, disasters, personal anxieties, technology and many others. Top Fear Domains, 2015 Each fear question asks Americans to rate their level of fear on a scale ranging from 1 (not afraid) to 4 (very afraid). The average score for each domain of fear provides insight...
  • Politifact: Obama is LYING About Guns. Again. Still.

    10/15/2015 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Torcert · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | October 10, 2015 | Bob Owens
    Politifact: Obama is a LIAR! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS5uhFxP8Ac School Shootings? http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jun/13/everytown-gun-safety/have-there-been-74-school-shootings-sandy-hook-clo/ Gun laws prevent crime? http://www.factcheck.org/2015/10/gun-laws-deaths-and-crimes/
  • There's No Correlation Between Gun Ownership, Mass Shootings, and Murder Rates

    10/15/2015 7:10:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 9 October, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    While I was fact checking today's Mises Daily article, I checked some correlation coefficients of my own so I didn't have to rely on Volokh's numbers as my only source.I approached the data a little differently than Volokh did and instead of using a subjective ranking by an organization like the Brady organization, I just looked at the rate of gun ownership in the state. After all, the argument is often that more guns and more gun owners leads to more violence.So, I looked at the correlation between the gun ownership rate (a percentage on the x axis) and the...
  • Canadian Prime Minister, “Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response”

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • Major survey shows gun ownership declining (GSS, Univ of Chicago NORC)

    03/09/2015 6:21:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2015 6:27 PM EDT | Emily Swanson
    The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey, 32 percent of Americans either own a firearm themselves or live with someone who does, which ties a record low set in 2010. That’s a significant decline since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when about half of Americans told researchers there was a gun in their...
  • States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths

    01/30/2015 12:18:06 PM PST · by BBell · 59 replies
    vpc.org ^ | 1/30/15
    Washington, DC — Newly available data for 2013 reveals that states with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership have the highest overall gun death rates in the nation, according to a Violence Policy Center (VPC) analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Meanwhile, states with the lowest overall gun death rates have lower rates of gun ownership and some of the strongest gun violence prevention laws in the nation. However, even in these states the human toll of gun violence is far above the...
  • No More Guns for You, Liam

    01/18/2015 1:53:34 AM PST · by 4buttons · 27 replies
    Pajama Media/PJ Tattler ^ | January 17, 2015 - 7:54 am | Michael Walsh
    After Irish-born actor Liam Neeson shot off his mouth about Americans’ fondness for guns — you know, the things he uses in his hit action movies — the company that provided the weapons for the latest installment in the Taken series decided it had had enough: "PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film “Taken 3″. While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties. We will no longer provide firearms for use...
  • Gun Rights Tips the Scale over Gun Control

    12/11/2014 9:13:45 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 12/11/2014 | Pew Research
    Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year, and marks a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shootings, which occurred two years ago this Sunday. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Dec. 3-7 among 1,507 adults, also finds a shift in attitudes about whether gun ownership in this country does more to protect people or put people’s safety at risk. Nearly sixin-ten Americans (57%) say gun ownership does more to protect people from becoming victims of crime, while 38% say it does more to endanger personal safety. In...