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Thu Jul 2, 2015, 08:27 AM

 

Experts study ‘gun culture’ and its impact on gun violence

Almost a third of American adults own a gun, but the rate varies widely by state and tops out at almost 62 percent of people in Alaska, new survey data show.

Gun ownership was closely tied to “social gun culture,” wherein family and friends also own guns and think less of non-gun owners, researchers found.

About 29 percent of people nationwide reported owning a gun. Only five percent of people in Delaware and six percent in Rhode Island owned a gun, compared to almost 62 percent in Alaska. More than half of people reported owning a gun in West Virginia, Arkansas, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Regionally, gun ownership was least common in the Northeast and most common in the South and West.

About 5 percent of people said they used their gun for hunting, and 10 percent reported attending gun safety classes.

http://www.wctrib.com/news/nation/3777318-experts-study-gun-culture-and-its-impact-gun-violence


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Reply Experts study ‘gun culture’ and its impact on gun violence (Original post)
SecularMotion Jul 2015 OP
ileus Jul 2015 #1
nightscanner59 Jul 2015 #2
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #3
Eleanors38 Jul 2015 #14
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #4
sarisataka Jul 2015 #5
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #6
sarisataka Jul 2015 #7
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #8
Duckhunter935 Jul 2015 #9
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2015 #11
Shamash Jul 2015 #10
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2015 #12
beevul Jul 2015 #13

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 09:18 AM

1. "experts" and their "gun culture"

From reading this it's pretty easy to tell the "experts" here are idiots.


"They may be buying more than one, now that's scary and mean. Don't they know guns kill?"



Gun Culture want a load of bunk...

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 09:26 AM

2. Fox Noise recently shut down one of their echo sites due to rhetoric that became so inflammatory

that it scared even the Fox people into shutting it down. That and the more reasonable opinions were all coming from their enemies. To wit: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1022870
The best many of us can do is attempt to change hearts and minds one at a time. Not that such will get anywhere with the entrenched, but children are listening.

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Response to nightscanner59 (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 10:01 AM

3. "The best many of us can do is attempt to change hearts and minds one at a time."

You've got a tough row to how considering the usual Controller tactics revolve around sex-based name-calling, claiming gun owners are murderers in waiting and responsible for the death of children, claiming that those who are able to speak to technical facts is a reason to be dismissed out of hand and a general refusal to acknowledge the individual right to self-defense.

The children who are watching would probably consider such behavior as beyond childish.

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Response to nightscanner59 (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 05:42 PM

14. I agree with #3...

 

A quick perusal of gun-related posts over the last couple of months alone should be sufficient to illustrate how many DU controllers think.

Going back thirty or forty years, you had to search obscure journals for vitriol aimed at non-gun-owners, but plenty could be found in the editorials, in-depth commentary, guest columns directed at gun-owners. This wasn't the bathroom scrawl of some anonymous jerk with a Marksalot, but academics, government leaders, culture critics, noted columnists, etc.

The penis talk, bucked-toothed stereotypes, and yee-hahs in the woods was promulgated early and often.

Is it any wonder?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 10:08 AM

4. Ah, yes, the alienation of The Others.

It all sounds so familiar --

"Those people, they ain't like us. They're dangerous and not to be trusted. Why, you never know when one might snap. They'll come after our women and children. They're what's wrong with this country. They ruin it for decent folk. Don't worry about what the law says, they're just a minority. We need to do something before they hurt us. Things will be so much better once they're no longer living amongst us. You'll see. Just trust me."


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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 10:28 AM

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Reuben SPAM® Roll-Ups

Ingredients

1 12-ounce can SPAM® Classic, diced fine
1 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
1 (14-ounce) can sauerkraut, drained well
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
16-18 slices swirled rye bread
1/4 cup melted butter
Directions

1Mix SPAM® Classic, dressing, sauerkraut, and cheese together; set aside.2Cut off the crust on each bread slice. Roll out bread slices thin with a rolling pin. Spoon SPAM® mixture onto bread slices (about 3 tablespoons). Roll up and slice each roll in half. Coat with melted butter.3Place roll-ups on a baking sheet. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes. Makes 32-36 roll-ups.
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Oh, BTW-
The researchers used data from a 2013 online survey of 4,000 people over age 18 from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
wasn't it said the 5000 people Kleck surveyed was too small of a sample to draw accurate conclusions?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 10:34 AM

6. "wasn't it said the 5000 people Kleck surveyed was too small of a sample"

Also note the survey from the OP was an online survey.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 10:37 AM

7. So not even a true

random sample.

But I'm sure this gives us TRUE, SET IN STONE, UNQUESTIONABLE DATA!!!!!!

Just like that 40% of guns are sold unchecked at gun shows

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 10:50 AM

8. 81% of all statistics are manipulated

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 11:49 AM

9. 400% correct

 

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 12:40 PM

11. I'll be devoting 110% effort...

...to my 5 minute break that I'll be taking for the next 10 minutes.
With that in mind, I'll return to work in about a half hour.

- Courtesy of Irish uncle and first on the job supervisor.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 12:40 PM

10. What a bunch of...something

 

Just from the story I can spot unsupportable assumptions, errors and ignorance. Or to do the mental translation that happens between the eyeballs and brain for some DUers, "perfectly acceptable guidelines to base policy on". But I do like this, since it seems to apply in reverse:

Non-gun ownership was closely tied to “social non-gun culture,” wherein family and friends also do not own guns and think less of gun owners, researchers found.

I imagine anyone here at DU could have told them that without surveying 5,000 random Americans. Speaking of which, if that is truly a representative sample of Americans, that would mean they surveyed 12 whole Alaskans and 17 Rhode Islanders in order to get their results for these states.

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Response to Shamash (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 12:51 PM

12. I infer that your reply implies the OP's copied message...

...is both doubtful in validity and impaired in its systematic design. I further infer that these issues preclude said post's titled subject from being taken seriously as the term "expert" would remain in serious doubt.

Or, as I often would like to say...

...another bunch of conclusions based on misinformation developed by a team expertly skilled in the science of assertion and conclusion jumping.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2015, 05:21 PM

13. " Experts"..."Top men" I'll bet.

 

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