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hiwall 01-02-2013 09:23 PM

Record firearm sales
 
Not surprising but still an interesting read.

http://news.yahoo.com/gun-purchasers-set-record-december-fbi-173006328.html;_ylt=Agj7RaJ52riCXxsTkxtbE0JtzwcF;_ ylu=X3oDMTNubHFpZ3VtBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBVU1NGBHBrZw MxODMxMTE4Yy1lZmJhLTNiYjYtYWE5ZC05ZTM1NjM0YTE2N2ME cG9zAzEEc2VjA3RvcF9zdG9yeQR2ZXIDZTFlMTFmMzAtNTUwOS 0xMWUyLWIzZjQtZjhlNWJjZWYzNGU0;_ylg=X3oDMTFoaTA0am h2BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAN1 LXMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3

shadecorp 01-02-2013 10:01 PM

Yep.
Have been to the local Turners a few times.
So many customers,
you have to take a number and wait.

JWagner 01-02-2013 10:09 PM

What do you think of the record gun sales and the claim of declining ownership? I believe that conflict is caused by folks not admitting gun ownership when surveyed. Good for them.

Yunus 01-02-2013 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JWagner (Post 1076875)
What do you think of the record gun sales and the claim of declining ownership? I believe that conflict is caused by folks not admitting gun ownership when surveyed. Good for them.

It could also be that those who are causing the record sales are already gun owners.

I'm sure that the fear of future restrictive legislation is encouraging some first time buyers but in my opinion it's the people rushing to complete their collections who are buying most of them.

collegekid20 01-02-2013 10:41 PM

I would like to see the variables used in the survey and how they accounted for bias. Also if it was based in Chicago that could have an effect as the laws there have changed dramatically. Since I bought my first handgun in 2011 I know of 3 male friends and 11 female friends who have also bought firearms intended for self defense. And several are staunch liberals who at one time feared guns. In my experience more and more are becoming gun owners, not the other way around.

jjfuller1 01-02-2013 11:49 PM

Even as gun purchases rise, the share of U.S. households with a gun has been falling for decades, from 54 percent in 1977 to 32 percent in 2010, according to the University of Chicago's General Social Survey.



that ^^^ caught my eye as well. i highy doubt that little bit of info is truthful, or correct.

Mosin 01-03-2013 12:42 AM

Play right out of rules for radicals...

Marginalize and demonize the opposition.

I seriously doubt there are less gun owners. I personally have watched people buy guns, become gun nuts, etc... But I've never seen anyone go from owning a gun to not owning one.

And I've seen this from South Carolina, Maine, and Hawaii.

vincent 01-03-2013 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by jjfuller1 (Post 1077002)
Even as gun purchases rise, the share of U.S. households with a gun has been falling for decades, from 54 percent in 1977 to 32 percent in 2010, according to the University of Chicago's General Social Survey.



that ^^^ caught my eye as well. i highy doubt that little bit of info is truthful, or correct.


Ditto...just the amount of new gun owners to sign up here lately is enough to tell me that "stat" is effin' bogus...


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