Actually It's basically a friendly puff piece for the gun control lobby with numbers pulled from
The data, collected by the Injury Prevention Journal, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the General Social Survey and population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, found that the number of U.S. households with guns has declined, but current gun owners are gathering more guns.
The United States tends to have better data on gun numbers than other countries, for instance Somalia or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which may account for the high percentage, according to Alan Lizotte, dean and professor at the School of Criminal Justice at The University at Albany..~snip~
Politicians from both parties have tip-toed around gun control after the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater massacre to avoid political implications in the upcoming election. However, studies suggest they are bowing to a smaller number of American gun owners.
Those gun owners tend to live in swing states, explained Lizotte.
"You can see where [the gun debate plays out] in the presidential election," said Lizotte. "Where rural states are swing states and urban states are not."
Hey! Wasn't that theater a gun free zone?
Texas is a swing state? Oh yeah King Putt told the libs it was when he came here begging for money.
Still, while it is possible to collect accurate data on the number of guns in the United States using manufacturing, import-export and life-cycle data for the guns, the federal government has little idea of who the guns owners are, gun policy experts said.
I'm fixing to pick up a new Henry this week-end and the .GOV will know EVERYTHING about the rifle and me. Then that record will go somewhere that it's not supposed to go, so the .GOV can confiscate it when the time is right and say "Oops, my bad- we didn't destroy the records like the we were legally required to do.
Now in the same vein of journalistic purity of spirit, have some self portraits.
Just remember what has been seen cannot be unseen.