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Are You A Hardcore Gun Owner?

from TFB (in part)

National Firearm Survey 2015: Are you a “Hardcore Super Owner”?

(whatever the hell THAT means! – Guffaw)

There’s a new word out there.  I’m sure T-shirts, stickers and morale patches are being produced as you read this.

The word is Hardcore Super Owner and apparently we – I am one(!) – are on the rise.

To join the club, you have to own 17 or more guns.

The survey results from the study made by public health researchers at the Harvard and Northeastern universities are still unpublished, but through the Guardian(!?) we get a preview into some of the results.

I’m far from being an expert in statistics, but I’ll begin with saying that I don’t think a survey done on less than 4 000 people (Americans) conducted online by a market research company can tell the truth.

There is also a national panel being paid (or “compensated”) represented in the statistics. There might be “indications” in the survey, but we’ll never get the truth.

The market research company that conducted the tests was: GfK http://www.gfk.com/

According to the numbers in the Guardian, the estimation is that America’s gun stock has increased by 70 million guns since 1994, to a total of around 265 million guns.

Surprisingly – if we trust the figures – the amount of owners has decreased from 25% to 22%.

More guns in fewer hands, according to the study. I have a feeling that gun ownership is on the rise, not decline, and spreading to more individuals.

According to the estimates, 133 million of the 265 million guns (about 50%) are owned by only 3% of the Americans.

The survey also states that about 400 000 guns are stolen each year.

So if you own 17 or more guns, you are classified as a Hardcore Super Owner!

(…)

Some more “facts” from the study:

The average American gun owner owns 3 guns.

Almost 8 million Americans own between 8 and 140 guns.

Here’s the entire article, with graphs and everything!  :-)I’ve known many folks with one or two guns.  Some with NO guns.  Some with hundreds.  Before my collection was added to the 400,000 stolen, I had 53.  :-(One of the more interesting things about this article, are the attached photographs of firearms as displayed in a gun store.  In Switzerland! 

Many of which may not be owned in The United States!  (think there’s an agenda here?)

I now own TWO handguns.  And two pellet pistols.  Of course, my roommate owns some, as well.  How many is her business.

Personally, I think hardcore means mindset!

MOLON LABE!

PS – How many BOOKS do you own? (Just thinking about another amendment…)

 

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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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3 thoughts on “Are You A Hardcore Gun Owner?

  1. I call BS. I know so many new first-time gun owners now that it’s ridiculous. But then when gun-haters do studies, the results always seem to skew in their favor.

    Posted by Murphy's Law | October 1, 2016, 6:07 pm
    • And of course they (apparently) ignored all of them evil NICS checks that show a huge increase in new gun owners. Plus the best estimate is that there are at least 300+ million guns (conservative estimate) – which further skews their ‘results’ by at least 15-20%. Lies, damned lies and statistics indeed.
      That being said, I have no doubt that there really are some of those ‘super owners’ out there, probably a couple of dozen or so and significantly above their “3%” figure 😉

      Posted by GomeznSA | October 1, 2016, 6:49 pm
      • Thanks Murphy and Gomez!
        I suspected the fix was in when it referred to HARVARD, NORTHEASTERN and The GUARDIAN, and used pix from Swiss gun stores.
        No agenda here! 🙂

        Posted by guffaw1952 | October 2, 2016, 7:41 am

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