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Multiple Gun Owner

Multiple Gun Owner

Multiple Gun Owner

Multiple Gun Owner

Multiple Gun Owner

Multiple Gun Owner

Unfortunately, while it is true (almost tautologically) that all the gun-as-weapon acts of terrorism have been perpetrated by people who own multiple firearms, it is very difficult to get a histogram of gun ownership by number of firearms owned, I guess partly because the NRA and “laws” prevent such data from being gathered.

If you look at the demographics http://www.people-press.org/2013/03/12/section-3-gun-ownership-trends-and-demographics/, the following are the odds ratios (taking ratios of percentages is mathematically senseless)

The odds of personal gun ownership

White people over black : 2.5X

Men over women : 4.3X

South/MidWest over West/NorthEast : 1.7X (but probably strongly correlated to)

Rural over Urban : 2.6X

By profile it is even more telling: 61% of gun-owners are white men, who form only 32% of the population.

If one looks at your refrains as well, the conclusion is not the weak “people kill people” but “Rural, married, religious white males, 30–64, from the MidWest or South, some college but not a post-grad, multiple gun-owners kill people”.

Lock’em up. It isn’t a question of gun-control, it is a question of people control.

I stop to miau to cats.

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