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US States Gun Ownership Compared To Countries

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Johnny, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny Portland, Republic of Cascadia Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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  2. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    I love how almost every state has enough guns for nearly the entire population. I understand many people like use own 3 or more guns but I mean damn bringn the zombies. I want to see a chart showing how many rounds of ammo are out there.
     
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  3. Johnny

    Johnny Portland, Republic of Cascadia Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I think Texas would have more guns then California.
     
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  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    How do they count those weapons?
    Just the legal ones purchased?
    I think those numbers are skewed.
     
  5. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If federal registration records are prohibited by law, how do they know how many guns I own?
     
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  6. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Odd coincidence ??...but it seems that all they did was assume that the number of guns in each State was roughly 90% of that State's population...rounding up for "gun nut" states and rounding down for "enlightened" States.
    As far as the other countries? Who knows where they got their numbers or if it includes military stockpiles.
    Basically it's simply numbers pulled out of thin air to make it look like America's people are overly weaponized.

    It's a good time to remember the famous words of Abraham Lincoln....
    "95% of statistics found on the internet are there to falsely support a nefarious agenda, to fool alot of the people a bunch of the time!"
     
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  7. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    must include the guns in US states police armories.
     
  8. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The more weaponized we look, the better. Makes a statement about our values, and how prepared we are to keep them.
     
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  9. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    I think the numbers as all low, maybe its based after sold firearms at FFL's I read an article in 2012 that showed very clear Visa and Mastercard had firm records of firearms and ammo purchases based in the retailer who rents, leases the machines.

    Yes gun registration is illegal but pretty sure on your Visa /Mastercard ( which all debit cards are as well) they allow third party sales of what item is on a transactions. And then pretty sure the Gobberment gets access to that info via purchases of information which is 100% legal.
     
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  10. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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    110% agree; and, while some people (career military) wait until their 40s to put down "roots", other families have been digging, building, saving, & stock-piling since the earliest days of our post-colonial period...no way to know what they have, and that's a good thing.
     
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    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    I know they didnt count me, I have no guns or ammo > :rolleyes:
     
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    westy39 Montana Member

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    Well another survey, as my Dad use to say " Figures don't lie, but liars can figure." One should take this fine piece of so called information with a cup of salt so to speak. Just my thoughts from the Big Sky Country, Montana.
     
  13. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    With all the forum members here, we could probably arm a small state.

    Before the boating accident, I had enough firearms to arm my entire neighborhood. Then right before SB941 kicked in that damn boat sprang a leak and sunk.:(
     
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  14. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    The numbers for CA are mostly attributed that guy in Pacific Palisades. You know the one;)
     
  15. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    I live in yUK, and I have nineteen Section 1 [Rifled] firearms - no shotguns.

    In my club of just over three hundred, we have, to my knowledge, at least ten members with more than forty Section 1 firearms and at least ten with over fifty. Most of us have between five and twenty-five Section 1 [rifled] firearms.

    Meanwhile, over in Plano TX, a friend of mine has over 1200 handguns, but really has no idea how many rifle he has and yet another pal has over five hundred rifles that he knows of. A L-E collector near Portland has over three hundred rifles, and his son, who collects Japanese rifles, has over two hundred.

    Our so-called collections here in UK pale into total insignificance beside any US collector, but then, for the most part, you can just walk into a gun-store and walk out with a pickup truck-load of guns. Nowhere else in the FREE/civilised world can you do this.

    Why?

    RKBA.

    ONLY the US has it.

    tac
     
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    shotsfired Ridgefield Active Member

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    I see spain is mentioned 5 times

    what do state colors mean
     
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    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Colours are chosen for highlighting and individualising purposes - I don't think that they have any other significance at all, unlike the red/blue of party distribution we see at election times.

    It's interesting to see that Oregon has - allegedly - the same number of guns as England and Wales. Such a comparison is groundless - England and Wales are just TWO of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom - Northern Ireland has been entirely left out, as has Scotland.

    And in any case, the figures are incorrect, since they also include shotguns of a certain kind. Here in UK there are firearms AND shotguns - firearms need a firearms certificate, and shotguns of a certain kind need a shotgun certificate, or, if they hold more than three cartridges, a firearms certificate.

    If anybody is really interested, I have the correct figures to hand, showing that firearms licensing here in UK is at an all-time high.

    tac
     
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  18. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    what do the different colors mean
     
  19. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Please read the very first line in Post #17.

    tac