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Household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by AMT, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/mar/09/data-fewer-people-own-more-firearms/


    This was only from Dec. but what are people's thoughts? reasons?

    Could this be the "Next Generation" not getting involved in them as much as the "Baby Boomers" and our parents and grand parents?

    Could it be that more American's are choosing to keep their mouths shut about what they have when it comes to survey's like this? (So the gubbment won't pay them a visit :s0131: )

    Could this be true???
     
  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    It's plausible. Young people are waiting longer to get a car, leave home, pay their own way. Get a job.

    Owning a firearm is another responsibility young people are putting off.

    As workforce participation and welfare statistics show. Some are never going to be willing to step up and take responsibility.

    The increased cost and hassle of hunting has probably not helped either.
     
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  3. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that there are a few things contributing to this.

    Fewer people are hunting. As the price and time involved continue to increase with ever higher tags and fuel and processing costs, the benefit of hunting to supplement your diet diminishes for more and more people.

    Since less people are hunting, less people grow up around guns and therefore more people fear and do not understand guns.

    More people are drinking the MSM koolaid and believe that you are less safe owning a gun (which could be partially true if you don't know how to properly handle and store it).

    Less people than ever before are even partially self sufficient. Whether for their own protection, making a living, growing food, whatever more people are completely dependant on others and this is no longer considered a bad thing.
     
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  4. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    How do they know and how can we trust their numbers?
    Do they expect they can ask and expect a truthful answer?
    Guns, ammo, and components have been flying off the shelves, manufacturers can't keep up.
    Obama and the Dems: Best gun sales folks in all history!
     
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  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't put much trust in their numbers or how they collect their data. Do a little looking into NORC and you may come to the same conclusion I did. I would comment further but then I would have to give myself a warning.......lol.
     
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  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It is probably a combo of things.

    The older generations were around when it wasn't politically incorrect to own guns and there weren't as many people hunting (higher percentage, lower absolute numbers).

    Also, more people who do own guns probably are being more circumspect to admitting they own them.
     
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  7. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    People buy guns for security.

    People don't tell other people about there guns for security.
    Is there ever any up side to showing your hand?
     
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  8. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think there's a bigger percentage of youngsters that lean to the left, and a smart phone interests them more than a firearm. After all, why would they need a gun? oBamma will take care of them.

    And, firearms and hunting educations were passed on from father to son. There's way too many kids now that do not have a father in their immediate life. The baby-daddy culture is growing in social acceptance. Even encouraged.

    WAYNO.
     
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  9. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Maybe it's because nobody reads The Columbian anymore and Caller ID keeps most people from participating in surveys.
     
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  10. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'd be very confident that 60-75% of gun owners, when asked by an unknown entity whether they have a gun in the home, will just automatically say no.

    I'm sure they'd get the same inaccurate result if they were asking people if they keep over $1000 in cash or jewelry in their home or if their children walk home from school unattended.

    It's probably a similar situation to what Psych researchers run into when asking study subjects about sexual activity, they even have a maxim for it...
    ..."Men lie up and women lie down".
     
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  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Stats, EH!

    Also, I'm sure that gun owners tend to own more than one gun! Not that I do!
     
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  12. Bazooka Joe

    Bazooka Joe Lower Yakima Valley Well-Known Member

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  13. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    :s0071: It seems to me a lot of people are losing their guns it boating accidents recently, I think that may be the problem
     
  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I call fixed survey. After Sandy Hook the gun sales and permit applications skyrocketed.
    The number of guns sold lately paints a completely different picture.
    Propaganda
     
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  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How did you know about my accident? :eek:
     
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  16. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    A lot of the kids that are getting out on their own these days I think came up and are coming up without their parents bringing them up in the woods, no camping, no hunting, no fishing, never getting what used to be standard learning from father's to teach their children.

    More and more people in cities are having kids which I don't think was the case before. Kids have become a cool accessory.

    It's the progressive movement. Raising kids to be dependent on big brother
     
  17. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It is like some stranger calling on the phone for a poll and asking teenage males if they ever looked at porn on the internet. 99% will say no. :rolleyes:
     
  18. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    On Sunday outside of Dallas TX you can see the rifle ranges have cars bumper-to-bumper waiting to get in.
    Young PPL are not hunting but they do shoot alot, just look at ammo sales as well as the millions of ARs sold (plus the 80% lowers)
     
  19. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    So what's the percentage of middle-age men that would say no?
     
  20. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am well beyond middle age so I wouldn't know. :D