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  •  Where is your evidence? While I don't know (1+ / 0-)
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    whether the diarist's statement is true, I don't know yours is, either.  And my experience would say it's not.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:39:36 PM PST

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    •  CNN cites: (10+ / 0-)

      A study published in the Injury Prevention Journal, based on a 2004 National Firearms Survey, found that 20% of the gun owners with the most firearms possessed about 65% of the nation’s guns.

      A 2007 survey by the U.N’s Office on Drugs and Crime found that the United States, which has 5% of the world’s population, owns 50% of the world’s guns.

      The number of households owning guns has declined from almost 50% in 1973 to just over 32% in 2010, according to a 2011 study produced by The University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. The number of gun owners has gone down almost 10% over the same period, the report found.

      http://raniakhalek.com/...

      The liberty of democracy is not safe if people tolerate growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.---FDR

      by masslib on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:45:38 PM PST

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    •  Fair enough though I should have said (0+ / 0-)

      percentage of Americans, not number.

      The liberty of democracy is not safe if people tolerate growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.---FDR

      by masslib on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:47:58 PM PST

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    •  Here is Gallup Polling Data (1+ / 0-)
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      for the 20 year period, 1991-2011.

      http://www.gallup.com/...

      While reported gun ownership is below 50% of households, it also appears to be trending up again.

      1 in 3 Americans report owning a gun -- a signficant statistic, irrespective of the multiple gun ownership question.

      The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. H.L. Mencken

      by ancblu on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:36:25 PM PST

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