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Posted: 8/19/2004 2:52:59 PM EST
Ok. I've never done a poll or survey on this board but here goes.

IMHO some (or maybe most) of the public at large perceive gun owners as lacking in adequate formal education (i.e. ignorant white trash or prison guard types that have bred with close relatives). Some would probably say that if you own and/or are interested in guns/weaponry you are probably not a Harvard or Stanford alum (or if you are you are certifiable).

Now I think I can tell from reading the posts in this forum that the intellect of the members varies widely, just as it does in the general public. While how much formal education a person has does not necessarily correlate directly with intelligence, it is some indication. I know many bright and successful people never went to college.

So how much education do all you gun nuts out there have? Be honest in the poll. Lie all you want in your posted replies.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:56:09 PM EST
Ok. I fail the IQ test. Someone tell me how to make a poll!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:57:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 2:59:38 PM EST by 82ndAbn]
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:58:34 PM EST
Thanks. Found it.

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:59:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 3:00:12 PM EST by MagKnightX]
Currently, some high school. Plans for a graduate degree: J.D., M.D., or Ph. D.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:00:18 PM EST
change your sig line it wasn't picard that data was talking to it was tashia yarr<or how ever you spell it>
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:01:22 PM EST
Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Working on Master of Education
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:03:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By furball75:
change your sig line it wasn't picard that data was talking to it was tashia yarr<or how ever you spell it>



Are you sure. I ripped this off from some movie quate website. Come to think of it I think you are right.

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:04:35 PM EST
BSBA in Finance & Economics, but I work in Materials Management.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:08:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 3:10:03 PM EST by EagleArmsHBAR]
I have a BBA in Finace with a minor in Real Estate
Also hold a Series 7, Series 66, and a state insurance licnese
I am working on getting a CFP, CLU, and ChFC
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:10:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By corwin1968:
Bachelor of Science

Master of Science



+1


Originally Posted By corwin1968:
Working on Master of Education



If I never take another class as long
as I live, it'll be too soon.


Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:10:35 PM EST
Let's keep this going. The early results would seem counter intuitive to many. You guys are being honest aren't you? Maybe white trash don't have access to the internet. Vote if you're white trash and proud of it!

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:10:58 PM EST
I said 2-4 year degree. I guess that depends on who your comparing me to though. Some of the guys on this site, i guess I'd be in pre-k.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:11:27 PM EST
I hope you were asking about my education level and not for me to guess what the avg. shooter is.

I have a BS in electrical engineering.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:13:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Captain_Picard:

Originally Posted By furball75:
change your sig line it wasn't picard that data was talking to it was tashia yarr<or how ever you spell it>



Are you sure. I ripped this off from some movie quate website. Come to think of it I think you are right.




Jesus, I hope so.

"<lisp> Data, please come to my ready room...tee hee hee </lisp>"


Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:14:38 PM EST
BS, MS, DC, working on my MD.


Semper Fi
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:14:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Captain_Picard:
IMHO some (or maybe most) of the public at large perceive gun owners as lacking in adequate formal education (i.e. ignorant white trash or prison guard types that have bred with close relatives). Some would probably say that if you own and/or are interested in guns/weaponry you are probably not a Harvard or Stanford alum (or if you are you are certifiable).



You are so right.

I have a MSEE. Bunches of technical guys, well educated (extremely well), are conservative, and firearm friendly.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:14:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By bookertbab:
I hope you were asking about my education level and not for me to guess what the avg. shooter is.

I have a BS in electrical engineering.



Yes. Sorry if my question was ambiguous.

For the Record:

BS: Geology
MS: Geology

Did all the class work for a PH.D but got sick of the ivory tower mentality of academia.

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:15:32 PM EST
How Well Educated are Gun Owners?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ 0 ] Grade School [ 0% ]
[ 1 ] Some High School [ 3.85% ]
[ 0 ] High School/GED [ 0% ]
[ 14 ] 2 or 4 year College [ 53.85% ]
[ 14 ] Graduate Degree [ 53.85% ]

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Votes :: 26

I'm really liking the way the website compiles percentages!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:16:21 PM EST
BS Chemical Engineering
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:16:32 PM EST
BSME and an avid firearms, beer, wine, food, and automobile ethusiast.

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:17:23 PM EST
High school plus a bunch of real world, I'm edumicated!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:17:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Balzac72:
How Well Educated are Gun Owners?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ 0 ] Grade School [ 0% ]
[ 1 ] Some High School [ 3.85% ]
[ 0 ] High School/GED [ 0% ]
[ 14 ] 2 or 4 year College [ 53.85% ]
[ 14 ] Graduate Degree [ 53.85% ]

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Votes :: 26

I'm really liking the way the website compiles percentages!



No shit! New Math!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:17:35 PM EST
The poll results add up to 116%. Regardless of your level of education, you must have slept through statistics.

BA -- Journalism, Texas A&M, 1977 (I am a recovering journalist. I stopped when I came to my senses and became a Reagan Conservative.)

M.Agr. -- Horticulture, TAMU, 1979 (As much a business degree as an agriculture degree.)
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:18:43 PM EST
MA in Education. Ya, I know, pathetic.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:18:49 PM EST
Have a BA in English Literature. Work as a software engineer. Further proof that a degree is merely another hoop you're supposed to jump through.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:20:10 PM EST
BSEE, MBA and a BMF to boot! That, and usually the FNG at each new assignment.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:20:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
The poll results add up to 116%. Regardless of your level of education, you must have slept through statistics.

BA -- Journalism, Texas A&M, 1977 (I am a recovering journalist. I stopped when I came to my senses and became a Reagan Conservative.)

M.Agr. -- Horticulture, TAMU, 1979 (As much a business degree as an agriculture degree.)



Hey, I'm not compiling this. It's the website's code that can't do simple math!

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:36:22 PM EST
Bump.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:48:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:54:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheCynic:

Originally Posted By corwin1968:
Bachelor of Science

Master of Science



+1


Originally Posted By corwin1968:
Working on Master of Education



If I never take another class as long
as I live, it'll be too soon.





I actually feel the same way yet I'm enrolled in 12 credit hours for Fall semester! I just checked my transcript and I have 159 undergraduate hours and 94 graduate hours!!

I must be insane!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:56:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 3:57:44 PM EST by 3ACR_Scout]

Originally Posted By Captain_Picard:
Are you sure. I ripped this off from some movie quate website. Come to think of it I think you are right.



Yeah, that would be pretty disturbing if Picard and Data were carrying on that particular conversation - I thought maybe you changed it on purpose!

FWIW, I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and have also completed the Army's Armor Officer's Basic and Advanced Courses.

Dave
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:04:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By 3ACR_Scout:

Originally Posted By Captain_Picard:
Are you sure. I ripped this off from some movie quate website. Come to think of it I think you are right.



Yeah, that would be pretty disturbing if Picard and Data were carrying on that particular conversation - I thought maybe you changed it on purpose!

FWIW, I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and have also completed the Army's Armor Officer's Basic and Advanced Courses.

Dave



I thought Picard was pimping for Data to nail Tasha. Too old.............can't remember..........
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:11:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
I may only have a Bachelor's degree but I know the numbers in that poll add up to more than 100%



Not a very representative bar graph either!

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:39:05 PM EST
I am starting my senior year at Miami University (though, I will be graduating the first semester of my third senior year since I'm doing a double major (music ed. and B.A. in music . . . and perhaps performance too which is only two or so more classes) ). Dean's list 3 out of 6 semesters. I'm hoping to go on to get a master's and perhaps a PH.D, but time will tell.

But I guess it isn't fair - I wasn't born a gun nut. I became one a mere three years ago.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:47:46 PM EST
BA in Art - University of Arkansas. Go Hogs!
Haven't used it since I graduated - go figure. Seems I'm not in a small crowd there.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:48:06 PM EST
Nice to see I hang out with an educated bunch. Masters in Education here.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:52:41 PM EST
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:07:02 PM EST
Bachelors, Chemistry, Emory University 2001
Masters, Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 2004
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:14:06 PM EST
3+ yrs of college as well as tech schools each year for the last 25yrs in the telco biz. People don't believe me when I tell 'em I'm just a dumb switchman
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:21:19 PM EST
B.S....Sociology Major, with Minors in Biology and English. Took me 7 years, working nights. Then I realized the the B.S. Degree truly is BS!

If I were to do it over, I would have gone into a skilled trade.Most of the profs./instructors were liberal, arrogant asshats, who wallowed in "academia" as a be all, end all proposition, but had no idea how to change a flat tire. That was the '60s and '70s....I am sure things are different now.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:21:58 PM EST
BA in European History, minor in German and French.
MA in Modern German Literature
MA post-bacc. teaching certification in German and Social Studies, Grades 7-12.

I raise my three kids now. They sure know a lot about history!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:22:22 PM EST
Boy, you guys can sure rant for such an educated bunch!

Must be that white trash can't afford AR15s.

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:31:13 PM EST
B.S. Poly Sci. I quit law school after my first year. Now I build houses.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:36:05 PM EST
BFA and MFA in Painting and Drawing...too bad that there aren't more shooters and AR owners in the art world.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:37:29 PM EST
4 year degree
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:47:02 PM EST
<---- Still working on it

HS Diploma - Gulfport HS, Gulfport, MS (1994)
BS in Accounting - Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI (2003)
Master Public Administration - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (currently enrolled)

-Randy
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:47:47 PM EST
Many here HAD to have failed ENGLISH Class!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:50:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Fred-in-PA:
BFA and MFA in Painting and Drawing...too bad that there aren't more shooters and AR owners in the art world.



In my experience, in the liberal arts, mentioning that you are one is tantamount to committing professional suicide......
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:52:34 PM EST
Dont you know? we are a bunch of backward no tooth hicks!
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:52:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Fred-in-PA:
BFA and MFA in Painting and Drawing...too bad that there aren't more shooters and AR owners in the art world.




IIRC Cinncinatus is also an "art dude".



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