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Fun oregon gun facts

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ronin223, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. ronin223

    ronin223 Portland Active Member

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    1. When you get a background check the first 2 numbers is the year then a dash then the number of your background check. So If you are the first one to buy a gun on 1/1/12 it would be 12-000001

    2. I bought a gun on 1/1/12 at 10 am and was the 40th person

    3. The guy at Fisherman's marine states the last gun he sold on 12/31/11 was in the 211,000 range. So assuming guns are sold everyday of the year.

    592 guns are sold everyday in Oregon

    There are about 3.8 million Oregonians. 64% are 18-64 yo so 2.4 million Oregonians. So slightly less than 1 Oregon out of 10 between 18-64 owns a gun.
     
  2. RifleEnthusiast

    RifleEnthusiast Close to Oregon City Active Member

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    Just out of curiosity, why/where do you know the number of your background check? When I bought before, the stores would complete the paper work after I filled my portion and do the calls and keep it, I never bothered to look at the numbers...
     
  3. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Portland, OR Active Member

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    No, slightly less than 1 out of every 10 Oregonians between 18-64 bought a gun last year. I have gone multiple years without buying a gun, it doesn't mean I don't OWN a gun. (But, there are also people who buy more than one a year, so it's probably closer to 5% of 18-64 year old Oregonians bought a gun last year.)
     
  4. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    That background check approval number from OSP is also just a numerical transaction number. If a person bought more than one gun on the same transaction it is not reflected by the transaction number. So the people buying more than one gun at a time also factor into that equation and make the guns purchased per Oregonian a little higher still. I know I did my part last year, I bought 26 guns through Oregon dealers last year.
     
  5. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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    you would have done your part even better if you would have done 26 FTF with Private Oregon citizens
     
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    God but I wish I had the financial horsepower to buy a gun every month, but I'm lucky to be able to buy one a year. The gun want list is getting longer every day!! :D
     
  7. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Probably did about 15 FTF or so last year too.
     
  8. CZ Fan

    CZ Fan Oregon Member

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    haha holy cow :thumbup:
     
  9. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    Bought 26 through dealers and 15 more ftf. That is a lot of guns. Mind if I ask what kind of collection are you building or what guns are of interest to you? If I bought that many I would have to lay my safe down and just dump them in like a toy box.