The Americans Who Stockpile Guns

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by chimo, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

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    Because we all tell every Tom, Dick and Pollster about all the guns we own....or owned before that unfortunate biblical flood/hurricane/tornado, right?

    Waiting to see the "super-owner" t-shirts start popping up.
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  2. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I read a very liberal article saying that there were about a half billion guns in the U.S.
    So if the 3% "super owners" own 130 million that is only about 1/4 of all the guns. That still leaves a few hundred million guns for everyone else.

    I don't think the number of actual gun ownership has "dipped". I think the number of gun owners stupid enough to admit they own a gun or guns to some anonymous stranger taking a poll has "dipped".
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Super Owner... hmm that is a new one. NRA should make that shirt today!!!
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  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member


    And you know that "new survey" couldn't have possibly included the people of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, New York, Illinois, or California. Because, every single person they asked answered faithfully. [LMAO]
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  5. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I lost all my guns in an unmarked mine accident! LOL Seriously, the number of "Owned" guns is way off, there are actually closer to just over 400 million by most true estimates, and that my friends is telling.
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  6. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Well however many there are, I don't own a single one.
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  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Do not believe the numbers for PA. Just don't.
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  9. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    From the article.

    We then took the estimate of 88.8 guns per 100 people for the U.S.—which, seven years later, is likely higher—and used it to calculate each state’s estimated gun ownership, based on state populations from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 survey. (Of course, gun-ownership density varies throughout the country, but this number gave us a easy way to come up with comparable figures for all 50 states, since actual state-to-state numbers were not available.)

    Once we had the list of state numbers, we compared each one to Small Arms Survey’s list of countries and respective gun-ownership estimates, logging the nearest match.

    So this comes in between a WAG and a SWAG......
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  10. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    All those guns and since they are so dangerous to own why don't we have more mass shoptigs?

    They are too stupid to understand how they are shooting themselves in the foot with these ridiculous stats
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  11. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    Well ya know them evil guns can just jump right up and start shootin folks all by their own selves!
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  12. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    That would make a great horror flic.
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Wow, I just counted up the firearms in our Cabin, and it turns out, if we split them 50/50 between AlaskaChick and Myself, we are BOTH, Super-Owners.... I never figured to be Super-Anything, in my life... Oh well, I wonder if those Yahoos that did the Study ever actually went out into The REAL Country, and validated their conclusions..... Naw, that would be to much work....
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  14. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Non of My lost Firearms ever committed suicide ether, so I fail to see how gun suicides factor in here!
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  15. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    You guys own guns???!!!!???!?! Well. I used to until I saw the Democratic light. So 12 miles out I went into the sea and threw them all overboard. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
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  16. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    I'm afraid I'll have to verify your story, son. Got coordinates where you dropped them all?

    Oh,do you also happen to have a spare set of scuba gear?
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  17. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I also think the anti gun nuts are going to try to instill fear and maybe outrage by putting this out there. Maybe they hope some grass roots movement will pop up to try and limit people from owning more than x number of guns. Because x is just too many.
    x is an unknown number but may have a single digit value, may even not be a whole number.
  18. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    0 is technically a number and is the number they already admit to striving for.
  19. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I got so many guns I lost count,
    Staple guns, glue guns, BB guns , air soft guns , rubber band guns , ,,,,,,,,
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  20. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    My grandson got a 3 day suspension for having the 12 shot semi-auto rubber-band gun that I gave him in his backpack.

    I was so proud of him that I drove down and took him camping and shooting for those three days. ;)
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