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  • Poll: Gun ownership reaches record high with American electorate

    11/21/2023 6:00:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | Nov. 21, 2023 | Alexandra Marquez
    More than half of American voters -- 52% -- say they or someone in their household owns a gun, per the latest NBC News national poll.That's the highest share of voters who say that they or someone in their household owns a gun in the history of the NBC News poll, on a question dating back to 1999.In 2019, 46% of Americans said that they or someone in their household owned a gun, per an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. And in February 2013, that share was 42%."In the last ten years, we've grown [10 points] in gun ownership. That's...
  • VP Harris: Follow Australia's example, confiscate American's guns

    10/27/2023 8:28:30 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 131 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/27/2023 | CM Chaney
    during a speech on Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris praised Australia’s strict gun control laws, which include a ban on automatic and semi-automatic firearms and a mandatory buyback program that removed nearly 700,000 privately-owned firearms from circulation in the 1990s. “In our country today, the leading cause of death of American children is gun violence. Gun violence has terrorized and traumatized so many of our communities in the United States,” Harris said. “And let us be clear, it does not have to be this way – as our friends in Australia have demonstrated.” Unlike in the U.S., Australian citizens do...
  • Boom: Up to 60% of Americans could own guns, twice estimate

    07/30/2023 12:32:10 PM PDT · by libstripper · 59 replies
    Wash9ington Examiiner ^ | July 30, 2023 | Paul Bedard
    Asurge in “quiet gun owners,” much like the so-called “silent majority” in political circles, is leading firearms analysts to believe that far more Americans own weapons than the accepted 30% cited in polls. At the highest end, it’s possible that up to 60% of Americans own guns, especially with the pandemic-era rise in gun buying among women and minorities, especially in suburban and urban areas. At the lowest end, it’s likely that at least 40% of Americans own guns, according to a groundbreaking study of those who lie to pollsters about firearms. The study from Rutgers University's New Jersey Gun...
  • Alito Takes a Blow Torch to Liberal Justices' Dissent(2nd amendment call pt2)

    06/24/2022 9:29:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies ^ | 6/23/2022 1415 hrs edt | Katie Pavlich
    On Thursday morning the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down restrictive "may issue" concealed carry laws in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion and explained how the Second Amendment is not a second-class right. The arguments made by the dissenting justices were wildly irrelevant from the issue of constitutionality and current law, prompting Justice Samuel Alito to file a separate, concurring opinion destroying their claims. He also took issue with their ignorance and arrogance surrounding the facts of lawful gun ownership vs. criminality. (Take a look, bolding is mine)
  • Is The Modern Australian Police State The Result Of Excessive Gun Control?

    04/27/2022 9:30:53 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 23 replies
    Unlike the apathetic population of Australia, Florida Governor Ron De Santis knows how important freedom is to Western Societies. 31 years ago today a severely disabled autistic man slaughtered 35 people at Port Arthur and, in response, Australia, under the conservative leadership of "man of steel" John Howard, made massive tightening of gun control and massive reduction in private gun ownership. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, said of Australia, after Victoria Police assaulted peaceful protestors with rubber bullets (a weapon with a fatality rate of 3 percent): “Look what’s going on in Australia right now. They’re enforcing, after a year-and-a-half, lockdowns...
  • Ninth Circuit Trump Appointed Judge Lampoons His Entire Circuit Over Its Treatment of the Second Amendment

    01/25/2022 6:32:55 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 1/24/2022 | streiff
    As a rule, few things are less likely to be the source of humor than court decisions. Sometimes there are excellent puns or low-key snark, but you don’t find belly-laugh material. Usually. Last Friday, a panel of the Ninth Circuit published a decision on a complaint arising from Ventura, California, that covered both the COVID panic and the Second Amendment. During the height of the COVID panic, that county ordered firing ranges, and gun shops closed. Presumably, this is because the Wuhan virus has a particular affinity for recreational venues. Several groups and individuals sued to overturn the order as...
  • A Federal Judge's Satirical Opinion Highlights Disrespect for the Second Amendment

    01/26/2022 5:46:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 26, 2022 | Jacob Sullum
    In one opinion published last week, 9th Circuit Judge Lawrence VanDyke said Ventura County, California, violated the Second Amendment when it shut down gun stores early in the COVID-19 pandemic. In another opinion the same day, VanDyke said the county's policy was perfectly consistent with the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. That second, tongue-in-cheek opinion was meant to illustrate the disrespect that the 9th Circuit and other federal appeals courts have shown for the Second Amendment since 2008, when the Supreme Court explicitly recognized that the provision guarantees an individual right to armed self-defense. The Court may finally...
  • Survey Validates Estimates of Private Guns and Defensive Uses

    09/25/2021 6:36:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 23, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 13, 2021, William English, PhD, made a summary of the latest National Firearms Survey (NFS) available to the public online. The survey uses the advanced techniques created with digital technology and the Internet to quantify numbers about firearms ownership, carry, and defensive use. Surveys for information on defensive gun uses (DGU) have been absent for most of a quarter-century. This is because of the difficulty and expense of conducting such surveys by telephone.Surveys about gun ownership have reached significantly different conclusions.Surveys about defensive uses of firearms have fallen into two camps. Most surveys have found large numbers of...
  • Keith Olbermann: ‘Holy’ Second Amendment ‘does NOT’ authorize gun ownership

    07/13/2021 7:36:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies ^ | July 13, 2021 | Victor Morton
    Keith Olbermann owned himself on Twitter.The left-wing former ESPN and MSNBC commentator unveiled a novel argument for the constitutionality of gun control — that the Second Amendment doesn’t use the word “own.”~~SNIP~~“Consider again the holy Second Amendment to the Constitution and ask yourself this question. Why doesn’t the 2nd Amendment have the word ‘own’ in it? Why does it not say the right to own guns or a synonym for own?” he asked sarcastically before reciting the existing amendment.It says “‘keep and bear’ … not ‘own.’ ‘Keep’ doesn’t mean ‘own’; ‘bear’ doesn’t mean ‘own,’” he said to his close-up camera.In...
  • Mass Shootings Pandemic

    04/29/2021 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 29, 2021 | Armstrong Williams
    Growing up in rural South Carolina on my family's farm, I developed a love, appreciation and, most importantly, a respect for firearms. To this day, I remain a collector of firearms and a supporter of the American right to keep and bear arms as enshrined in the Second Amendment. I was taught that safety is paramount to gun ownership, so I have always encouraged responsible gun ownership and use for all Americans. With that being said, I have noticed a disturbing trend in our country: an ever-increasing number of shootings and gun-related deaths. And while the quick response from some,...
  • Media Misrepresentation: Guardian says Black Gun Ownership up 58.2%

    04/10/2021 7:10:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 8 April, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizonan with rifle slung at local street vendor. Photo courtesy Dean Weingarten Gun ownership is up in the United States. Record numbers of new gun owners, about eight million, purchased a gun in 2020. In a sensationalist article by the far-left British paper The Guardian, the sub-headline reads:Americans bought a record number of firearms last year. Gun ownership among Black Americans is up 58.2%While it may be wished to be true, the headline is both sensationalist and misleading. Here is the paragraph in the article which purports to support the headline. From the bought a record number of firearms...
  • Bill in Congress would require Americans take psych test, get liability insurance, register guns and more to own them

    02/02/2021 11:45:31 AM PST · by White Lives Matter · 121 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | January 31, 2021 | Pat Drowney
    The law, HR 127, if passed and signed into law would, under §932 establish licensing of firearms and ammunition, as well as registration of firearms. This section would require the owner of a firearm to transmit to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under section (b)(1): (A) the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, the identity of the owner of the firearm, the date the firearm was acquired by the owner, and where the firearm is or will be stored; and (B) a notice specifying the identity of any person to whom, and any period of...
  • 2 Million First-Time Gun Owners in First Half of 2020 Alone

    06/04/2020 11:26:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 04 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    As concerns over self-defense became more pronounced in 2020, initially during the cornonavirus hysteria and then during the current spate of protests and riots, two million Americans became first-time gun owners. On Wednesday the NRA tweeted: Earlier this week Breitbart News reported that May 2020 shattered the record for the number of National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS) checks performed in a given May. FBI numbers show 3,091,455 NICS checks were conducted in May 2020, easily surpassing the previous record of 2,349,309 checks set in May 2019 and dominating the numbers from any other May since records began to be...
  • Canadian Firearms Expert Rob Corbet describes What its Like to own Guns in Canada

    05/04/2020 7:03:32 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    Firearms Licensing Requirements in Canada. Rob Corbett 22 hrs Let me lay this out for you and anyone else who also likely isn’t as informed as they would like to be. Firstly, let me say this. I’ve been a firearms instructor for 14 years, a police officer and supervisor for 8. A correctional officer for 6 and an RCMP firearms verification expert since 2012. Part of being a firearms verification expert means it’s my job to be able to testify to court what classification different firearms are, and their points of origin and import. With that being said I will...
  • Missing the Point of Gun Ownership

    08/16/2019 4:52:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    American ^ | August 16, 2019 | Alicia Colon
    If there were ever a survey asking gun owners why they buy guns, I’d wager the majority of them would say that it basically is for protection. The Second Amendment was not written for hunters but for the people’s self-protection, including protection from tyranny. The first thing smart dictators do is remove guns from registered owners. While the media and the left pontificate about the evil of guns used in recent mass shootings, Senator Lindsey Graham told the blatant truth when asked about why he owned an AR-15. His comments were reported in an article by Hunter Lovell in the...
  • 20% of Ignorant Voters Think Owning a Gun is Immoral

    04/18/2019 2:41:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    - The young woman above is almost certainly one of the minority of Americans that believes owning a gun is immoral. A recent Rassmussen poll revealed that 20% of registered voters in the United States believe owning a gun is immoral. From Beyond specific issues, the attitudes being voiced by many progressive Democrats seem almost designed specifically to antagonize Midwestern voters. Twenty percent of all voters consider owning a gun immoral, and 20% believe it is immoral to call for limits on government. Eleven percent think eating meat and having children are also immoral. The specific Rassmussen poll...
  • 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 -( 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 from 2011: Today, that national system is in a mess. No federal agencies or crime researchers were able to tell the...