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Geeks And Guns

My friend Borepatch posted this recently:

Things I did not know

Eric S. Raymond (computer guru and gun nut) has a Gun Nut web page.  There’s an interesting collection of links there for gunnies.

There’s quite a strong correlation between people who work in tech (and especially in computer/network security) and people who shoot.  I haven’t seen data on this but it is quite striking.  My guess is that people in these fields are focused on assessing and managing risk, and are used to using tools to help manage those risks.

Now, I am at best a proto geek (or sometimes geek-adjacent) but I definitely concur with BP!  A substantial number of shooters known to me are either educated in the technologies, or at-the-very-least well-read.

Very few are lesser-educated.

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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2 thoughts on “Geeks And Guns

  1. The same correlation exists with engineers… Just sayin…

    Posted by Old NFO | February 18, 2016, 2:56 pm

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