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A gun ownership boom?
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake

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Posted By:Judy W., 12/19/2012 5:51:37 PM

Even as Americans have become more and more opposed to new gun control measures in recent years, the actual number of households owning guns has declined. (Snip) But then something happened in 2011. Gun ownership spiked to its highest level since 1994 — 47 percent. The people who suddenly had more guns? Not the white males, the Southerners, and the Republicans most associated with guns. Instead they were mostly Democrats….… women …… and people in every region but the South.

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Look at the article for the charts. But I´ll bet it´s spiking even higher every time Obama opens his mouth about guns.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/19/2012 6:01:40 PM     (No. 9075078)

"The people who suddenly had more guns? Not the white males, the Southerners, and the Republicans most associated with guns."

Categorize much? Aaron, it´s you MORONS in the Leftmedia that have been doing the "associating". Idiot.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 12/19/2012 6:03:57 PM     (No. 9075084)

A word to the wise and ever vigilant, there may be many out there who seek to keep and bear an AR-type rifle in the coming days in anticipation of some kind of ban being enacted (by hook or by crook - see "Obamacare"), but may not have the means to purchase a $900+ rifle.

My advice to you is to buy stripped AR lower receivers. As per the law, a firearms is not necessarily the completed item. The law considers the serial number-marked received to be the "firearm". Therefore, if you have $200 - $300 available and you seek to thwart the efforts of the gun-grabbers, my advice is to purchase "stripped" (sans trigger group, stock, buffer tube, etc.) AR receivers right now from reputable and quality manufacturers. There will always be time to "build" up your rifle into a functioning firearm (or have someone do it for you) even after a ban.

I would also advise (for those in "free" states) to purchase at least a couple of dozen USGI aluminum and/or polycarbonate standard capacity magazines (20-30rds) from likes of D&H, Magpull, etc., while you can.

It´s worth noting that the first battles of the American Revolution were fought in April 1775 at Lexington and Concord when King George III sent his troops to disarm Americans. This act to deprive free men their God-given rights is why the Second Amendment was enacted as a means of protecting those rights forevermore.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: otronome, 12/19/2012 6:10:41 PM     (No. 9075092)

The politics of this are pretty simple

The issue is highly important to a large group of Americans. Those who are Second Amendment supporters probably make up 80% to 90% of that large group to whom the issue is one of their top 5 most important issues.

It is not unlike abortion as an issue in that the group supporting abortion on demand is not a majority but for a large group of the electorate it is their top, or only, issue.

Time, money and indivudual involement make the groups powerful especially at the COngressional level.

A differnece between the Second Amendment supporters is that an overall majority of citizens broadly support the right to bear arms while a only a minority of all voters support abortiion on demand.

The media treatment of the issues makes it easier for the abortion supporters to appear to be a larger group than it is and vice versa in the case of the Second Amendment supporters. Work harder is the only solution

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Reply 4 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/19/2012 6:20:35 PM     (No. 9075099)

Re: the AR-15 price - find an SKS, which is basically the old Chinese version of the AK-47 - lots cheaper than an AR or AK, and shoot just as well. I was in a CPA´s office today - his 20-something daughter called and said that she had just bought two AR-15s. In a gun shop this afternoon - they had gotten two AR-15s in at lunch-time. A woman called asking if they had any in stock, and she bought both of them. It is women who are buying guns now. Big time.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: alloysteel, 12/19/2012 6:35:55 PM     (No. 9075120)

The Apocalypse approaches....

The coming dystopia that America is turning into will become the new "video game" in real time. Only this time, there will be no reset button, and the score will be kept with very real kills.

"Last man standing" shall no longer be a euphemism for mere endurance. Bruce Willis has shown us just how it might look.

Except that he, too, is bleeding out from multiple wounds.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 12/19/2012 6:40:44 PM     (No. 9075126)

Re: Women & the AR / SKS / AK

The SKS uses the same 7.62x39 cartridge as the AK, but they are different rifles in function and design. Nonetheless, I own a Yugo SKS and an Arsenal (US-build/ Bulgarian licensed) AK. The Arsenal AK is a fine weapon, but I have to say, I enjoy shooting the SKS more.

However, between the three rifles, you just can´t beat the ergonomics and accuracy of the AR. In fact, an AR-type carbine is probably ideal for shooters of smaller stature. Low-recoil, inherently accurate, outstanding iron sights, and none of the punishing recoil of the "full size" .30 caliber battlerifle cartridges (30-´06, 8mm, 7.62x54, 7.62x51 (.308)). Plus, its extremely modular and adaptable. An AR featuring a rail-mounted flashlight (plus an EO-Tech/ACOG/etc. sight) is an outstanding civil defense rifle in times of civil unrest, looting prevention (such as most recently in the wake of Irene), and home defense.

I´ve instructed a handful of women to operate and shoot the AR and they are taken-aback at its "comfort" factor compared to the bolt-action/semi-auto .30 caliber (and similar) rifles their fathers, brothers, etc. may have taught them to shoot years before.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 12/19/2012 6:49:38 PM     (No. 9075136)

What do the people in the ghetto think about gun control? I do not mean the criminals but their potential victims.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/19/2012 7:09:17 PM     (No. 9075157)

Interesting charts. Based on phone interviews.
Question is: What would YOU tell a stranger who calls you on the phone?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: southernboy, 12/19/2012 7:22:45 PM     (No. 9075169)

#8 "..Question is: What would YOU tell a stranger who calls you on the phone?…"
I tell him to stop calling this number or I will report him for violating the No-Call list.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/19/2012 8:22:18 PM     (No. 9075240)

"actual number of households owning guns has declined´? Don´t you believe it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 12/19/2012 8:35:42 PM     (No. 9075267)

#2, i have advised the very same thing, but get a copy of Shotgun News and you can find AR lowers for about $100. Add in shipping and the FFL fees to a local dealer(shotgun news used to have a listing of mail-order friendly FFLs for most areas) and you can probably get one delivered for $150. And the beauty of an AR is that the same lower can be reconfigured from a 16" barreled collapsible stock compact rifle to a heavy 28" varmint rifle and in a number of different calibers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/19/2012 8:53:48 PM     (No. 9075293)

No nation will remain free where only the government owns guns.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: gomershabazz, 12/19/2012 10:42:06 PM     (No. 9075414)

HipHop Dictionary:

Prey:

"White liberal woman with no gun".

Word Up!



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Evocatus, 12/19/2012 10:59:02 PM     (No. 9075429)

The study is bullshitte.

Remember when doctors were asking if there were guns in the house? Who´d be stupid enough to say "yes"?

A telephone pollster calls to ask if you have guns in your household - two answers prevail:

- "click. errrrrrrr."

- "nope, no guns here. Not a one. Don´t know anyone who owns any. Hey have a nice day, and don´t call back."


Morons. Garbage In, Garbage Out study.

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