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Posted: 1/17/2015 12:13:09 AM EST
This came from Sept 2014. Didn't know if was a dupe, but wth
http://www.wideopenspaces.com/map-of-most-armed-counties/



Hell us redneck coonasses are number 5 in the nation, plus we have crawfish


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You the man, hell I gave up trying
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 12:23:34 AM EST
How does anyone have this information?
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I live in #10, but I dislike guns so I hope everyone around me protects me when the zombies come -
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Vermont has two of them.
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My county is #14.
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They don't, it's compete bullshit.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 12:28:00 AM EST
It says some Reddit user created the map... hardly even remotely accurate.
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Originally Posted By quixtr:
This came from Sept 2014. Didn't know if was a dupe, but wth
http://www.wideopenspaces.com/map-of-most-armed-counties/



Hell us redneck coonasses are number 5 in the nation, plus we have crawfish


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Unheard of
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Originally Posted By tweeter:



They don't, it's compete bullshit.
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Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
How does anyone have this information?



They don't, it's compete bullshit.

It's basically a survey of how many people admit to owning a gun.

So either Davis County is a hotbed of gun ownership, or people here are really trusting of strangers who call them out of the blue and ask them how many guns they own.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 12:30:37 AM EST
This map shows the top 30 counties with the highest percentage of residents that were dumb enough to tell their doctor they keep guns in their homes.

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In Texas we don't just tell anyone we have guns. Particularly in a 'survey'.
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Well ya'll depressed my # 5 ass, thanks a frickin lot
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They don't, it's compete bullshit.
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Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
How does anyone have this information?



They don't, it's compete bullshit.


i'd say that it's unreliable, rather than actual bullshit. from a data standpoint, the lack of a comprehensive dbase of gun ownership means that reliable numbers are pretty much impossible to come by. thus the only tool that can be used for non-4473 data is self-reports, which are the most unreliable form of data.

this is annoying to me as a researcher, but makes me very happy as a citizen.

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They don't, it's compete bullshit.
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Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
How does anyone have this information?



They don't, it's compete bullshit.


Calling BS on that list as well.
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i'd say that it's unreliable, rather than actual bullshit. from a data standpoint, the lack of a comprehensive dbase of gun ownership means that reliable numbers are pretty much impossible to come by. thus the only tool that can be used for non-4473 data is self-reports, which are the most unreliable form of data.

this is annoying to me as a researcher, but makes me very happy as a citizen.

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Originally Posted By tweeter:
Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
How does anyone have this information?


They don't, it's compete bullshit.


i'd say that it's unreliable, rather than actual bullshit. from a data standpoint, the lack of a comprehensive dbase of gun ownership means that reliable numbers are pretty much impossible to come by. thus the only tool that can be used for non-4473 data is self-reports, which are the most unreliable form of data.

this is annoying to me as a researcher, but makes me very happy as a citizen.



It could be worse, they could have used figures from an Arfcom poll. Except the results would reflect the bodies of water with the highest gun numbers lost in each.
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I better buy another gun Tomorrow.
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Florida and Texas both had tragic boating accidents.
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DAMN YOU MINGO COUNTY. YOU CHEAP LAZY BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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haha SC reprezintin

bitches



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Originally Posted By sirensong:


i'd say that it's unreliable, rather than actual bullshit. from a data standpoint, the lack of a comprehensive dbase of gun ownership means that reliable numbers are pretty much impossible to come by. thus the only tool that can be used for non-4473 data is self-reports, which are the most unreliable form of data.

this is annoying to me as a researcher, but makes me very happy as a citizen.

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Originally Posted By tweeter:
Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
How does anyone have this information?



They don't, it's compete bullshit.


i'd say that it's unreliable, rather than actual bullshit. from a data standpoint, the lack of a comprehensive dbase of gun ownership means that reliable numbers are pretty much impossible to come by. thus the only tool that can be used for non-4473 data is self-reports, which are the most unreliable form of data.

this is annoying to me as a researcher, but makes me very happy as a citizen.





The mere presence of a map that claims it holds information over where the most firearms are owned in our nation is ridiculous. Anyone with two brain cells could figure it out for themselves.

There's simply no way to determine which states hold more or less guns without a national registration with 100% compliance. And that's never gonna happen.


The web page is simple click bait that assumes the person reading is a rube.
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I have a hard time believing only 1 in four homes own guns in some of the higher counties.
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Originally Posted By tweeter:




The mere presence of a map that claims it holds information over where the most firearms are owned in our nation is ridiculous. Anyone with two brain cells could figure it out for themselves.

There's simply no way to determine which states hold more or less guns without a national registration with 100% compliance. And that's never gonna happen.


The web page is simple click bait that assumes the person reading is a rube.
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Originally Posted By tweeter:
Originally Posted By sirensong:


i'd say that it's unreliable, rather than actual bullshit.




The mere presence of a map that claims it holds information over where the most firearms are owned in our nation is ridiculous. Anyone with two brain cells could figure it out for themselves.

There's simply no way to determine which states hold more or less guns without a national registration with 100% compliance. And that's never gonna happen.


The web page is simple click bait that assumes the person reading is a rube.


see, as a guy who makes maps based on geodata, i have a somewhat different perspective. at a certain point, a researcher has to ask "what do the data in hand tell us?", and i have no problem with a map that represents those data...provided that a suitable acknowledgement of data limitations is made. now, the guy here actually makes an effort at metadata acknowledgement. what he wrote would be completely inadequate in an academic setting, but it strikes me as a decent effort for an amateur.

ultimately, a map is a semiotic device--a tool to communicate information and meaning. this map is merely a symbolization of one particular group of information (city-data.com). it's not fundamentally different than making a graph or a table. granted, i would be much happier had it been acknowledged correctly, but the map itself is not bad.
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I grew up in #4, Armstrong County, PA. Proud of the fact that I'm one of those backwoods hillbillies that Obama said "clings to my God and my guns"!
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And the winners of the OPSEC test are Florida and Texas.
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They don't, especially in the gun friendly states and therefore, the "most armed counties" where there is no registration.

It's click bait bullshit.

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They don't. They extrapolated it out of their ass.
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They don't, it's compete bullshit.
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Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
How does anyone have this information?



They don't, it's compete bullshit.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:39:08 AM EST
That map lies. Darlington county, SC is liberal nutjob territory.
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Isn't Texas #1 for silencer purchases?
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lol

OPSEC fail
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i'm genuinely surprised maine isn't on the list. washington and aroostook counties have a shitload of guns
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East TN didn't make the list? Out of the dozen or so homes I looked at that had people living in them, every one had guns in it.
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The creators of that map follow the clicks back and update the map from your IP address. Sounds expensive, but Bloomberg has deep pockets.


Way to go, OP.
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For reference I used to live in St. Tammany Parish and now live in Pulaski County, AR. Just doing my part.
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I grew up in #4, Armstrong County, PA. Proud of the fact that I'm one of those backwoods hillbillies that Obama said "clings to my God and my guns"!
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I married a girl from Jeannette.
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Yes.
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The creators of that map follow the clicks back and update the map from your IP address. Sounds expensive, but Bloomberg has deep pockets.


Way to go, OP.
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I don't have any idea were this comes from, but if you think it's merely an ip address, that's dumb. I imagine if the moderators of this board compiled a demographic of this site, see where the largest concentration of members are. Take the largest area , combine and see if IP addresses equates to truth on the map. I'd say prob not.
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I don't have any idea were this comes from, but if you think it's merely an ip address, that's dumb. I imagine if the moderators of this board compiled a demographic of this site, see where the largest concentration of members are. Take the largest area , combine and see if IP addresses equates to truth on the map. I'd say prob not.
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The creators of that map follow the clicks back and update the map from your IP address. Sounds expensive, but Bloomberg has deep pockets.


Way to go, OP.


I don't have any idea were this comes from, but if you think it's merely an ip address, that's dumb. I imagine if the moderators of this board compiled a demographic of this site, see where the largest concentration of members are. Take the largest area , combine and see if IP addresses equates to truth on the map. I'd say prob not.


I'm pretty sure Jeep was just trying to be funny.
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Are you scared somebody might


Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:14:15 PM EST
I call bullshit on that.

I'm in Kalifornia, and every single person I know has firearms.
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Calling BS on that list as well.
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Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
How does anyone have this information?



They don't, it's compete bullshit.


Calling BS on that list as well.


This.

It's impossible for anyone to know, media, LEO or otherwise what we have for guns in our home's in NH.
I'd imagine it's the same way for many other locales as well.
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They don't, it's compete bullshit.
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Originally Posted By tweeter:
Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
How does anyone have this information?



They don't, it's compete bullshit.

Thanks. Most households in my area have guns. Why? We've got bear and mountain lion.
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My home county is on that list.
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