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Posted: 3/9/2015 6:34:13 PM EDT
According to the latest General Social Survey, 32 percent of Americans either own a firearm themselves or live with someone who does, which ties a record low set in 2010. That's a significant decline since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when about half of Americans told researchers there was a gun in their household.

The General Social Survey is administered by NORC at the University of Chicago, primarily using in-person interviewing




Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:35:18 PM EDT
Unemployment is down also.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:35:46 PM EDT
I would have told the government of the 1970s I had a gun.

This one? Nope. Boating accident got them all.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:36:42 PM EDT

Sounds legit.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:37:11 PM EDT
So interviewing in-person, does that mean inside Chicago? Because if so, that's the last fucking place you want to survey about gun ownership.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:37:46 PM EDT
I would have thought the numbers are now doubled.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:38:03 PM EDT
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There have been a whole lot of boating accidents the last few years

Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:38:11 PM EDT
More people for me to sell to during shtf. More easy victims of crime so they don't bother me. Win win.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:40:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By noFoTeeneR:
More people for me to sell to during shtf. More easy victims of crime so they don't bother me. Win win.
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I hope you mean Financial SHTF and not an actual SHTF...

I wouldn't tell someone like that I own a gun either
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In related news new nationwide phone poll indicates people withhold information and even fabricate information for phone polls.

Extensive data generated from calling college dorms.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:42:49 PM EDT
We're witnessing record sales but ownership is down...Uh huh, right.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:42:49 PM EDT
Yes, because people always tell the government the truth when asked if they own guns. Every time.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:43:07 PM EDT
Like I would tell a pollster that I have firearms.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:45:10 PM EDT
So... another victory for President Obama?
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:45:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SIASL:
We're witnessing record sales but ownership is down...Uh huh, right.
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On numerous occasions, I've seen the argument that 'normal people' aren't buying guns, and the crazed right-wing nutjobs are responsible for the jump in sales.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:46:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rocco1695:
I would have thought the numbers are now doubled.
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They probably are.
Most people are probably not telling the truth with all the fear about gun grabbing / registration nowadays.
I know if some random person called me or stopped me on the street with a clipboard asking me about gun ownership I would tell them either no or I am not interested.


Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:46:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PAspeedmaster:
The General Social Survey is administered by NORC at the University of Chicago, primarily using in-person interviewing


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Strangely, the number of households telling the pollster to go fuck themselves is at an all-time high.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:47:12 PM EDT
Yep. guns are icky.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:47:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:

I hope you mean Financial SHTF and not an actual SHTF...

I wouldn't tell someone like that I own a gun either
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
Originally Posted By noFoTeeneR:
More people for me to sell to during shtf. More easy victims of crime so they don't bother me. Win win.

I hope you mean Financial SHTF and not an actual SHTF...

I wouldn't tell someone like that I own a gun either


Wouldn't actual shtf be a dude throwing shit into a fan? I hope he isn't preparing for that.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:48:05 PM EDT
Artificial sweeteners are safe
WMDs are in Iraq
and Anna Nicole married for love!
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:48:32 PM EDT
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The important thing to remember here is that if someone asks you about or expresses an interest in firearms, you need to act like as big of a jerk as you can.


Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:49:02 PM EDT
People have learned that the gov't tracks everything and keeps it forever to later use it against you.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:49:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By phoen1x:
Artificial sweeteners are safe
WMDs are in Iraq
and Anna Nicole married for love!
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The middle one was true.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:49:57 PM EDT
Count my household in the 70% that doesn't own a gun.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:50:39 PM EDT

I addressed this in a presentation I gave in school. The GSS says (frequently) that ownership is down, but Pew has found more women and Democrats owning guns.

Having seen way more women and minorities at the range in the past few years I have to conclude that the GSS is biased.

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Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
I would have told the government of the 1970s I had a gun.
This one? Nope. Boating accident got them all.
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Oddly, I have a daughter that has a half brother that is a Deputy Sheriff.
Real nice guy but not real bright.

He asked me about guns and I told him that I lost them all in the main channel off our coast, horrible boating accident.
Damn near lost the dog too hell I'm lucky to be alive and all of that.

He is still bugging my daughter for details some 5 years later.

Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:51:08 PM EDT
So the survey found out Americans are lying more than ever.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:52:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By noob5000000:

On numerous occasions, I've seen the argument that 'normal people' aren't buying guns, and the crazed right-wing nutjobs are responsible for the jump in sales.
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Originally Posted By SIASL:
We're witnessing record sales but ownership is down...Uh huh, right.

On numerous occasions, I've seen the argument that 'normal people' aren't buying guns, and the crazed right-wing nutjobs are responsible for the jump in sales.

And I'd laugh. I know too many "normal" folk with a few put away in their closets (some are die-hard Dems, gasp).
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:52:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Like I would tell a pollster that I have firearms.
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Guns are icky. I used to have guns but like so many others I was victim of a boating accident .
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:53:05 PM EDT
Survey is not accurate. People are obviously lying.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:53:47 PM EDT
I am a Hispanic living in a 99% White rural area of New Jersey.

Quite often , I am asked to participate in phone surveys to complete the township's demographics. Whenever the question of guns in the house comes up, I have a standard reply:


I hate guns!!


But I hate guns because I spend too much money on ammo, more guns, scopes, matches, training classes and travelling.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:57:02 PM EDT
6 years ago, I was the only one in my office with guns. Today, we are six for six. Two of the six have adult kids. Of the 5 adult kids, all now also have firearms in their homes.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 6:57:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I remember someone writing a letter in the Economist a while ago, debunking this claim.
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You know what's funny? Gallup has done the same poll, and found that gun ownership has either increased or remained the same (I can't remember which). The theory is that people actually trust the Gallup name, so they're more likely to tell the truth.
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Rough seas...
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:00:32 PM EDT
If you look at the time series data you'll see huge swings in the percentage of households reporting owning a gun over the space of a couple years. The turnover of households year to year isn't all that big--most of the households in survey A will still be around in survey B a couple years later.. So to believe them one would have to buy into the idea of a significant percentage of the households getting rid of all the guns they own in just a few years, or a massive percentage of the households buying a gun.

Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:00:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By blackscribe:


The middle one was true.
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Originally Posted By blackscribe:
Originally Posted By phoen1x:
Artificial sweeteners are safe
WMDs are in Iraq
and Anna Nicole married for love!


The middle one was true.

ayup

And I'm sure Anna had a few Daddy issues
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:01:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By phoen1x:
Artificial sweeteners are safe
WMDs are in Iraq
and Anna Nicole married for love!
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Truth. Except #2. Still got the shovel.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:03:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By alemonkey:
You know what's funny? Gallup has done the same poll, and found that gun ownership has either increased or remained the same (I can't remember which). The theory is that people actually trust the Gallup name, so they're more likely to tell the truth.
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Originally Posted By alemonkey:
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I remember someone writing a letter in the Economist a while ago, debunking this claim.
You know what's funny? Gallup has done the same poll, and found that gun ownership has either increased or remained the same (I can't remember which). The theory is that people actually trust the Gallup name, so they're more likely to tell the truth.


What, as opposed to Uncle Rahm's Polling and Security Testing Center?
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:03:13 PM EDT
I've no gonnes. Boating accident and they're icky. Besides, I'm positive that the recovery is here. Look at the unemployment and the strength of the USD and besides, the stock market is at an all time high.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:03:21 PM EDT
1. Who participates in these surveys anymore? Certainly not normal people.

2. Would a normal person these days ever admit to a stranger they have firearms? Nope.

Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:04:19 PM EDT
I wonder where they took their sample size from..........
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:04:54 PM EDT
Just heard this "report" being flacked on the local DC radio. (WMAL) Conservative talk. Libtard newsroom.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:05:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2015 7:09:09 PM EDT by Plattekill]
So these are the repetious lies liberals love.

Less gun owners every year.

Guns are not the solution.

A criminal will take you gun and use it against you.

You are more likely to be injured by a gun in your house.

Continue....
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:08:28 PM EDT
Also reported was the fact more Americans than ever, nearly 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of respondents, admit giving fewer than one correct answer to the survey questions.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:09:26 PM EDT
Gun ownership among aquatic life is at an all time high. Film at Ten.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:10:46 PM EDT
I teach psychology. Well know that the worst source of info on a person is that person.

People lie or give answers that they think the other person wants to hear.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:12:15 PM EDT
Sharks with frickin lasers................

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Gun ownership among aquatic life is at an all time high. Film at Ten.
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Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:13:01 PM EDT
Number of Americans living in a household with two parents is lower than its ever been, too...

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Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:18:55 PM EDT
Far more households own a gun than that
I would guess 70% or more of homes own a gun if you did not count places like California and other similar gun hating areas.
I do not even know a single household here in Ohio that does not own at least a pistol.
I just can not imagine how insecure it would feel having no ability to protect my family if a guy showed up at the door with a gun and bad intentions.
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