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Posted: 7/24/2001 7:23:36 AM EDT
I found this article posted at WWW.STURMGEWEHR.COM by grant http://www.sturmgewehr.com/webBBS/general.cgi?read=11256. I know my nieghbor bought a Baretta 92F because he was afraid that he couldn't buy one in the future. =========================================================== http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29222-2001Jul20.html washington Post.com: In Guns We Trust By Richard Morin Sunday, July 22, 2001; Page B05 We all know why so many law-abiding Americans own guns: Some buy them for protection against crime. Others collect them as objets d'art. Some love to hunt or target shoot. But two Ohio State University researchers argue there's another significant factor behind America's infatuation with firearms: Many Americans who own guns don't trust the federal government. Sociology professors Robert M. Jiobu and Timothy J. Curry assert that this mistrust complicates government efforts to control the sale and possession of guns. In fact, they suggest that gun control laws may have exactly the opposite effect: "To mandate decreased gun ownership through gun control legislation may only encourage those people who have little faith in the government to stockpile weapons," they claim in the latest issue of Social Science Quarterly. Curry and Jiobu analyzed data collected between 1988 and 1996 from the General Social Survey (GSS), the nation's most closely watched barometer of social trends. The survey included questions about gun ownership and three questions that asked how much confidence people have in the executive branch of government, in the Supreme Court and in Congress. Overall, the researchers found that 44 percent of the more than 6,000 respondents had "hardly any" confidence in at least one of the government branches -- "significantly more than expressed similar levels of mistrust in the 1960s," Curry said. They also found that those who mistrusted all branches of the federal government were significantly more likely to own a gun (37 percent) than those who trusted all three (23 percent) -- a finding that remained strong even after they controlled for relevant variables such as political ideology, gender, age, education, general fear of crime, whether the respondents had been crime victims in the previous year, whether they or someone in their household hunted, what region of the country they lived in and whether they lived in a city, in the suburbs or in a rural area. "If a policy goal of the federal government is to decrease gun ownership among the general population, then our results suggest that increasing trust in government ought to be an equally important goal," Jiobu and Curry wrote.
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 7:31:20 AM EDT
Well, THAT was a logical leap. Every time Congress pushes a bill further infringing on our rights, gun sales go up. Every time they try to restrict a certain TYPE of firearm, sales of that type skyrocket. Gee, I wonder why?
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 9:02:40 AM EDT
Well Duh! I hope nobody paid the University of Ohio researchers much for this correlation that my 5 year old already understands. Oh, breaking news - Overpaid researchers have concluded that the majority of Popes have historically been Catholic!
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 9:10:40 AM EDT
Where can I get grants to study this kind of stuff? There's all sorts of obvious things like this that could be summarized as disclosed as revelations.
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 9:21:58 AM EDT
Yeah, just a little obvious. But there are people that would not like to admit this true, like Ted Kennedy, Feinswine, etc. Let's hope the word gets out. I once saw a study that was titled "Study shows Parents who's children die more supceptable to Depression"
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 12:00:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2001 11:57:55 AM EDT by Imbroglio]
This tells me that if they want gun ownership to decrease, THEN REPEAL ALL OF THE DAMN GUN LAWS!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 12:31:24 PM EDT
There's a deep tradition of Americans being able to stand up to their government. That's part of what the Second Amendment is about. Their "discovery" is entirely logical. It's not a bad sign.
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 1:44:49 PM EDT
Well, that's just wonderful! Now the ants will stop pushing for new gun laws, and we will stop buying guns altogather! Damn, they really got us this time. And what kind of name is Jiobu anyway? Must've had a fun childhood.
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