TriggerFinger


BlogRoll

From the Barrel of a Gun
Lurking Rhythmically
Random Nuclear Strikes
Daily Pundit
Borepatch
Only Guns and Money
Mostly Cajun
Massad Ayoob
The View From North Central Idaho
Armed and Dangerous
Hell in a Handbasket
View From The Porch
Patterico
Guns, Cars, and Tech
Alphecca
Legal Insurrection
Irons in the Fire
Volokh Conspiracy
Snowflakes in Hell
Shot in the Dark
MArooned
Power Line
Michael Bane
Reason
The Smallest Minority
Publicola
Sharp as a Marble
The Silicon Greybeard
3 boxes of BS
Saysuncle
Alphecca
Of Arms and the Law
Bacon, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives
Infodancer
Speculative Fiction
GunBlogBlackList
John Lott
Confiscation

Categories

FeedBoomershoot 2008 

Most Popular

Featured Posts

Two-thirds of gun owners would defy gun laws


A majority of poll respondents -- 52 percent -- revealed that someone in their home owns a gun. Those respondents were then asked, "If the government passed a law to take your guns, would you give up your guns or defy the law and keep your guns?"

Approximately 65 percent indicated they would "defy the law," including 70 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats who answered the question. Only 22 percent said they would "give up" their guns, while 13 percent were not sure.

People are not buying them in record numbers just to turn them in.

Let's take a step back here.

52% of people answering the poll admitted to owning a gun.  How many gun owning households said "No" and meant "None of your business"?

Of those who admitted to owning guns, 65% said they would defy the law.  How many admitted to owning guns and lied about whether they would defy the law -- because, seriously here, are you going to admit to planning to commit a federal felony? 

But let's assume the poll numbers are correct.  America has roughly 114,235,996 households (114 million).  52% have guns, or 59,402,717 (59M).  65% would defy the law, or 38,611,766 (38 million).

There are 1,426,713 people in the active duty military and 1,259,000 in the reserves, or 2.68 million people total.

Let's assume they follow the same percentages as the rest of the population -- though it would be more realistic to assume a higher percentage own guns than the general population.  So, 52% own guns (privately owned) = 1396570, and 65% of those would defy the law = 907770 people in the military own private guns and would defy the law.

That's over a third of the military, a million people with military training, and 38 million citizens (many retired military , police, or experienced shooters).

So when the government says it is going to pass a law and take our guns, I say: you want to imprison 40 million citizens and a full third of our military?  You think that will make things better?

This entry was published 2013-01-30 03:18:29.0 by matthew@triggerfinger.org and last updated 2013-01-30 03:18:29.0. [Tweet]

Recent Entries

Most Popular

Featured Entries

Related Categories

comments powered by Disqus
If you would like to receive new posts by email:

I am not a lawyer, and nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice. this site is run on custom blog software and is being actively developed. Please be forgiving of errors.


This website is an Amazon affiliate and will receive financial compensation for products purchased from Amazon through links on this site.