Monday, November 17, 2014

Americans say they are safer for owning guns


Full story at http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2014/11/record-level-of-support-for-guns-in-the-home.aspx

This is an interesting story on several levels. Gallup finds that 63% of Americans over all think that owning a gun makes you safer, and the breakdown is interesting: 81% of Republicans think so, 64% of Independents and 41% of Democrats.

But only 42% in total admit to having a gun. I've remarked on that before. It is a question with built-in underreporting. If someone calls you on the phone asking you if you own guns, you have every reason to lie. You could be talking to a thief, a government snoop of some sort, or some busybody from the political ax grinder contingent.

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