45% of households?


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Geech
July 13, 2003, 10:12 PM
The NRA says that 45% of American households have a gun in them. Any idea where they get that number?

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Greybeard
July 13, 2003, 10:33 PM
IIRC, one of my old NRA videotapes sez at least 1/2. Which is likely an understatement in Tejas ...

blades67
July 13, 2003, 11:24 PM
They used a S.W.A.G. to come up with that number.

Geech
July 13, 2003, 11:51 PM
SWAG?

lee n. field
July 14, 2003, 12:38 AM
S. I can't figure, but I'll bet W.A.G. --> Wild ??? Guess

Justin
July 14, 2003, 12:47 AM
Scientific Wild A** Guess.

One of the things that really, really bugs me about the NRA is that they don't often cite where they got a particular stat or quote. That's just as bad as the VPC or Brady Bunch in my book.

AZTOY
July 14, 2003, 12:52 AM
NRA member X nongun people X houses x 3.14 = 45%:neener:

Dave R
July 14, 2003, 09:21 PM
Sounds high to me. And I live in Idaho, which prolly has a higher than average % of gun owners. I'd guess more like 30%

Ironbarr
July 14, 2003, 09:35 PM
PFA

Plucked from air

Watchman
July 14, 2003, 11:07 PM
45 percent is kind of misleading. Id rather see a number of states that have a percentage of homeowners with firearms in them.

For instance, here in Arkansas Im sure that the "average" number of people that own firearms is higher here than in other states.

Consider the fact that NYC has approx. 7.5 million people in it, vs the 2.5 million here in Ar. One predominatley antigun city in the north has dang near 3 times the population of my whole state, but Id bet you a Coke that Arkansas has more firearms in than NYC.

And one other thing...

How many here would respond to a survey that asked youy how many firearms you owned ?

Call me simple, but I wouldnt do it. I'd bet that alot of posters on here wouldnt do it , so it stands to reason that there's a whole lot more guns out there than people realize, but thats not nessecarily a "bad thing" etheir...

:D

MessedUpMike
July 14, 2003, 11:14 PM
they might be counting gun sale records. Hell I'd be suprised if there where 45 gun owners at all here in Md. Also remeber the NRA can say a house with a single .22, or grandpa's old break open single shot shotgun is a home with a gun in it.

CWL
July 14, 2003, 11:37 PM
I think it is number of modern firearms manufactured divided into estimated total adult population/#adults per household.

Standing Wolf
July 15, 2003, 12:08 AM
I'd guess 45% is too low. I'm sure the real number is closer to 60%.

six 4 sure
July 15, 2003, 03:12 AM
AZTOY I knew the value of Pi had to be good for something.

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45King
July 15, 2003, 12:22 PM
Watcheman wrote:How many here would respond to a survey that asked youy how many firearms you owned ?

I would, if one of the options was "Not enough."
:D

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