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  •  This article explains the difficulty of gun polls (4+ / 0-)
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    TurkeyCreek, Utahrd, noway2, theatre goon

    and how respondents might not be honest for obvious reasons....but most obvious is that the numbers reported on polls don't correlate to other data.  Such as background checks for new gun owners is at an all time high.  Brand new concealed weapons licenses are at an all time high....in every single state that allows them.  

    These facts speak volumes.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

    •  One thing that the data does show is that the (1+ / 0-)
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      theatre goon

      reason people have guns is changing, along with the culture of the country.  Fewer people are owning guns to hunt and more people are owning them for defense.  I suspect that the concealed carry data would also show that the trend is for urban rather than rural gun ownership.

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