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Current gun ownership trends with graphs

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by U201492, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    The Astonishing Growth of American Gun Culture, In Three Graphs - The Wire

    Americans like guns. A look at public data shows how much: Gun production is up, gun background checks are up — and even gun-related baby names, like Colt and Gunner, are on the rise.
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    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives released data this week detailing gun production in the United States in 2012. Bloomberg summarizes the year's data.

    More than 8.57 million guns were produced in 2012, up 31 percent from 6.54 million in 2011, according to data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which has been tracking the statistics since 1986.

    And that's after it rose almost 20 percent in 2011. And 30 percent in 2009.

    The graph above uses data from ATF reports since 2009, breaking out production by type of weapon. A lot of the growth is in the yellow section, which reflects rifle production, a category that includes the hyper-popular AR-15.

    Not all of the weapons made in the United States stay here, of course. Of the 8.5 million made in 2012, about 300,000 were exported, leaving only 8.2 million brand-new guns for Americans.

    Background checks hit a new high in 2013.
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    The FBI has collected data on background checks since 1998, the process that gun buyers have to go through before completing a purchase and that some gun owners have to go through when renewing permits.

    From the end of 2012 into the beginning months of 2013, the number of checks conducted went through the roof, as people bought guns out of concern that Congress would pass new restrictions after the Sandy Hook massacre. Once it became obvious Congress would do no such thing, the pace slowed — but 2013 was still a record year for checks.

    Gun-related baby names are on the rise.
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    Quite frankly, this one would never have occurred to us were it not for an article in the Daily Beast. Names like Colt and Remington are increasingly popular, said Laura Wattenberg of BabyNameWizard.

    Perhaps the most surprising of all, however, is a jump in the name Ruger’s (America’s leading firearm manufacturer) from just 23 in 2002 to 118 in 2012. “This name [Ruger] is more evidence of parents’ increasing interest in naming children after firearms,” Wattenberg writes. “Colt, Remington, and Gauge have all soared, and Gunner is much more common than the traditional name Gunnar.”

    Ruger still isn't popular enough to break into the top 1,000 names in the Social Security Administration's database, but the other four certainly are. And since 1999, they've slowly risen among the most popular names for babies in the United States.

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  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My next child will be named Glock, then Sig (Sauer will be his middle name), then Автомат Калашникова.

    :D
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thinking Raven and Gattling! Perhaps Webley Fosbury Nambu!!!
     
  4. GunRightsCoalition

    GunRightsCoalition Vancouver Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My next child will be named --------. Yep, raised three and they are all adults now so no more for me. Would be cool to have a grandchild named colt, sig, or kimber maybe. Gattling or Sauer would be cool as well.
     
  5. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Perfect name for your new infant: Baby Glock.
     
  6. peetar

    peetar Kitsap County Active Member

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    I love the libtard comments underneath that article. I relish in watching these people squirm as they realize they have lost the popular narrative that guns are bad instead of people.

    Half the reason I am in this gun culture in the first place is that progressives HATE guns. They are terrified of what guns represent...independence. They are collectivist and as such loathe the idea of people defending themselves without the collective.
     
  7. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    THEY ARE BORG! THEY WILL ASSIMILATE SPECIES 5618! THEY ARE DRUNK OF BORG! RESISTANCE IS FLOOR TILE! YOU WILL BE ASPHALTED!

    Sorry- had to go for the "Star Trek" joke
     
  8. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I have one kid...I've learned my lesson. But if I were to have another I'd name him "Nighthawk Custom".
     
  9. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    With a tough name like that, I wonder how many times you'd have to throw his bail? =D
     
  10. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Once, everybody gets one.