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Mikej

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I wonder how many of these are first-time buyers v. multiple offenders like us? ;)

There was a stat somewhere here on the board awhile back. It was claimed something like 30% were first time gun owners. I don't recall for sure, but it was more than I would have thought. There was some wailing and crying about the many idiots getting guns and effing it up for the smart, proper gun owners. I'm sure glad when I got into guns for real back in 2010 I was one of those smart, proper gun owners by nature.
 
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There was a stat somewhere here on the board awhile back. It was claimed something like 30% were first time gun owners. I don't recall for sure, but it was more than I would have thought. There was some wailing and crying about the many idiots getting guns and effing it up for the smart, proper gun owners. I'm sure glad when I got into guns for real back in 2010 I was one of those smart, proper gun owners by nature.
I somewhat have a foot in both camps as I got first gun mid 2020. Imho, the more new gun owners the better. Yes, some will be irresponsible, mentally unstable, etc. But i have to believe vast majority of new owners are like myself. Not opposed to guns but just didn't see pressing need until the instability of 2020. I suspect many are political moderates especially on non law and order issues. This will make it harder for Dems to go completely nuts on gun control.
 

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I somewhat have a foot in both camps as I got first gun mid 2020. Imho, the more new gun owners the better. Yes, some will be irresponsible, mentally unstable, etc. But i have to believe vast majority of new owners are like myself. Not opposed to guns but just didn't see pressing need until the instability of 2020. I suspect many are political moderates especially on non law and order issues. This will make it harder for Dems to go completely nuts on gun control.
We can hope, huh?
 
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