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"The Importance Of Facts?"

Someone came by looking for “the importance of facts.” Which is a broad subject because there are demonstrable facts and then there are so-called facts. Like the gun confiscators fiction, the so-called “fact” that fewer weapons in citizens hands result … Continue reading

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The Lesson Of The Turn Of The Wheel

There is truth in folklore. Doing some Wiki Wandering of a sort, I came across an old music hall song that reminded me of a bit of history. There is a story behind the song, of course. Perhaps you would … Continue reading

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"How Many Children Died In Firearms Accidents During 2010?"

No official firearms accident totals are out, and will not be for some time. While not all the incidents are official yet, it appears the deaths of 72 children under 16 during 2010 will be declared “firearms accidents.” As with … Continue reading

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HMMM, Restore Honor Rally Draws 300,000 to 500,000

According to the right wing media, the National Park Service says Glenn Beck’s “Restore Honor” rally drew 300,000 to 500,000 attendees. That is not as great a crowd as last September’s TEA Party rally, but impressive none the less. And … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH DOES A GUN COST ON THE STREET?

The price for stolen “street corner” guns has not changed in the last 24 months. If you are selling, a handgun gun will bring three to five rocks of crack. Long guns are harder to conceal and a prized Parker … Continue reading

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WHAT PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS OWN GUNS?

Well, I can see this is going to be a two part answer; partly numerical, and partly a matter of culture. But first, the latest guess for the United States population is 306 million men, women, and children; living in … Continue reading

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HOW MANY GUNS DOES AN AVERAGE AMERICAN GUN OWNER OWN? UPDATED

That’s a good question – with several equally accurate answers. In theory, all you need is to divide the number of gun owners into the number of guns – and wallah! An answer. But there are certain difficulties with that … Continue reading

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HOW MANY AMERICANS OWN GUNS? MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK!

That’s a tough question to answer. The conventional method is to commission a polling company to make a few thousand telephone calls and come up with a number. But that does not work very well for guns. Why? Because there … Continue reading

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ONLY 60,000,000 GUN OWNERS?

Well, how many gun owners there are depends on how you look at it. If you say there are only one gun owner per household – there are a bit less than 100 million households and six in ten households … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE THE ODDS –

That the NEXT gun control law will succeed where 22,309 have failed? Well, here’s a version of a very old story that goes to thirty iterations: Many years ago there lived a monarch in India who ruled that all of … Continue reading

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