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Old 05-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #208
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Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
Houghtam, how does "I suspect" translate to "unquestioned fact"?

“There are all these claims that gun ownership is going through the roof,” said Daniel Webster, the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. “But I suspect the increase in gun sales has been limited mostly to current gun owners. The most reputable surveys show a decline over time in the share of households with guns.”

Critics of that survey cite lack of willingness to admit gun ownership to surveyors. If I had someone ask me if I owned a gun, I'd say no. FactCheck's estimate of US gun ownership reflects conservative figures found in the 2007 Small Arms Survey.
Here we go again. Don't like the results? Bash the survey!

How'd that work out for you in the election?

Gun ownership is down. Face it. Fewer and fewer people are buying into the rhetoric, but those who do take it to the extreme.
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