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Majority of Youths Will Buy, or Consider Buying, a Gun, Survey Shows
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 18 Jan 2013 08:02 AM | Michael Mullins

Posted on 01/19/2013 9:14:10 AM PST by Olog-hai

In a poll that will surely make gun control advocates squirm, 60 percent of young Americans plan to, or are considering owning a gun later in life according to an American University (AU) survey released this week.

The national survey, which consisted of 4,000 high school and college students, revealed that 40 percent of participants planned to one day own a firearm, while another 20 percent were considering it.

“I think the major contribution of the poll results is to demonstrate that now is certainly the time to have a serious conversation about gun control since the next generation is no less likely to plan to own guns,” said AU professor Jennifer L. Lawless. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guncontrol; gunsales; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/19/2013 9:14:15 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe classes in responsible gun ownership and use are needed. For sex ed they use the excuse “they’re going to do it anyway”, so the same logic should apply.


2 posted on 01/19/2013 10:03:58 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Olog-hai

The other 40% plan on stealing theirs so there will be no bothersome paper trail.


3 posted on 01/19/2013 10:51:50 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Olog-hai

All young boys are guns.

They are all naturally equipped to shoot, so to speak.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 1:15:09 PM PST by FoxPro
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