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A Gun Graphic that Will Depress Your Leftist Friends
Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell

Posted on 04/21/2014 8:43:07 AM PDT by Kaslin

It’s easy to get discouraged if you believe in small government and individual liberty.

It seems that the burden of the public sector is always expanding and that politicians and bureaucrats are always figuring out new ways to restrict our freedoms.

But let’s not lose hope.

We still have a lot of economic liberty, particularly if you count non-fiscal policy factors.

And we still have the Second Amendment.

Heck, we don’t just have the right to keep and bear arms, we exercise that right in massive numbers.

Take a look at this impressive graphic. We’re #1 in some bad ways, but it seems we’re also #1 in a very good way.

Make sure to share this graphic with your statist friends and colleagues. It’s guaranteed to put them in a glum mood for the rest of the day!

And when you share this with your misguided acquaintances, ask them why guns don’t cause murder in nations such as Switzerland and Finland. Maybe you’ll have a breakthrough and they’ll confess that gun control isn’t the solution.

Incidentally, in addition to having lots of guns in America, we also are quite ready to defy the government if politicians try to take them away.

What’s happening in Connecticut is merely one example of this wonderful form of civil disobedience.

Since we’re on the topic of gun ownership vs. gun control, here’s another image that will cause heartburn for your leftist friends.

Schindler guns

Same theme as the 4th image in this post.

And let’s not forget the best-ever poster on gun control.

Last but not least, here’s a poster sent to me by the PotL.

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It’s the same message found at the top of this post and at the bottom of this post.

If you want more info – both serious and humorous – on gun control, click here.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: banglist; danieljmitchell; gunrights; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/21/2014 8:43:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“LIBeral friends”...what’s that?


2 posted on 04/21/2014 8:50:47 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

I wouldn’t share that graphic with anyone. It’s not clear.

Is the statistic per capita or is it the percentage of citizens who own a gun (many own more than one). If it is number of guns per capita you can’t say “gun ownership” rate.

They need to make that more clear.

Also, where is Switzerland? I understand they have a higher gun ownership rate than the USA.


3 posted on 04/21/2014 8:51:23 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Kaslin
While I don't have a graphic for it, my favorite message for liberal idiots when they start with their anti-gun insanity is as follows:

I know a place where ALL guns are outlawed, in fact ALL weapons are outlawed. Only the police force has guns. There are cameras and guards everywhere just to insure things stay safe.

It's called prison - want to go there?

Since all the weapons are outlawed, there must be no robberies, rapes or murders there. In fact, it must be the safest place on earth - because as you are so certain of - it's not the criminals it's the guns!

4 posted on 04/21/2014 8:53:22 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: hal ogen

I don’t have any. At work I only discuss strictly business with any co-worker that shows any lib or libertarian tendencies. I avoid all conversations and do not attend any company events.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 8:55:04 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Lorianne

Switzerland is in the second row, left column.

That said, I don’t get the message of the graphic either.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 8:55:43 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Kaslin

Actual ownership of guns is much less than 88% in the U.S. because there are MANY gun owners who own much more than one gun per family member.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 8:56:05 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: hal ogen

Friends from that town in Kansas?


8 posted on 04/21/2014 8:57:21 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Resolute Conservative

I decided several years ago that LIBs/DIMs weren’t worth the time of day. That goes for family members who are mentally ill LIBs also. I am aware of their ludicrous positions and use of illogic. I don’t want top expose my self to their lunacy. They are beyond hope.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin
"We're Number 1! We're Number 1! U-S-A! U-S-A!"


10 posted on 04/21/2014 8:59:34 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Lorianne

I believe that all Swiss males have to be in the army and have to keep their weapon at their home.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Right, this looks like guns per capita, not rate of gun ownership.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 9:04:18 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Kaslin

Liberals = PARASITES
are draining the resources that conservative values and capitalism built.... useless bunch of libtards...


14 posted on 04/21/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: Kaslin
I've always found this graphic quite poignant:


15 posted on 04/21/2014 9:05:03 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Lorianne

Yeah...that’s guns per capita, with an almost certainly understated number of guns.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 9:08:15 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Kaslin
I like your concept, but I think they need to be revised or clarified.

In particular, "number of firearms per capita" does not equate to firearm ownership percentage because people who own a gun typically own several firearms.

Households with firearms in the USA is roughly 32%.




17 posted on 04/21/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: lepton

They subtracted the ones lost in boating accident the past few years.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 9:10:42 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Kaslin

no graphics or facts will convince anti-gunners they’re wrong.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 9:11:48 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Households with firearms in the USA is roughly 32%.

I'd say the actual numbers are way up, and that self-reported numbers are down since 2008. This graphic shows a decline in ownership overall in both individuals and households from 2008 to 2010. Given what we know and have seen since then, I'd say these graphs are bunk. Especially since they come from the VPC.

20 posted on 04/21/2014 9:12:07 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Kaslin

In a good month US gun sales approach 5 million.

The definition may vary, by a generous estimate there are roughly 2.3 million sworn peace officers in the US. For the sake of argument let’s assume they all get paid bi-weekly.

Therefore...every time a cop cashes a paycheck, a private citizen buys a gun.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Blood of Tyrants
in the U.S. because there are MANY gun owners who own much more than one gun per family member.

Does that include FReepers who foolishly stood up in their canoes while in deep water? :-)

That sort of begs the philosophical question - if one's guns are at the bottom of a deep body of water, does one still own them? Who possesses salvage rights?

22 posted on 04/21/2014 9:24:58 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: Lorianne

“Is the statistic per capita or is it the percentage of citizens who own a gun (many own more than one). If it is number of guns per capita you can’t say “gun ownership” rate.”

Correct. I own 100+ firearms probably.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 9:25:50 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Hardastarboard
...if one's guns are at the bottom of a deep body of water, does one still own them?

Well, there's a problem there. So many have sunk that sooner or later they're gonna break the surface of the water and then you got an island. Different set of laws altogether. I wish my fellow FReepers would take some boating classes.

24 posted on 04/21/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: IYAS9YAS

“I’d say the actual numbers are way up, and that self-reported numbers are down since 2008. This graphic shows a decline in ownership overall in both individuals and households from 2008 to 2010. Given what we know and have seen since then, I’d say these graphs are bunk. Especially since they come from the VPC.”

Very possibly true. I certainly never admit to firearm ownership outside of this (presumably) anon forum.

But the point stands that “firearms per capita” does not equate to “percentage of households with firearms.”


25 posted on 04/21/2014 9:28:06 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: jospehm20
every time I see comments about the "boating accidents", it irritates me to no end.

When the time comes that someone needs to use that line, the time has come to use the guns!

26 posted on 04/21/2014 9:30:06 AM PDT by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: hal ogen

Agree. I don’t even like to be in their company; they make me feel uncomfortable.

Can only get rid of that feeling by taking a shower.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Your chart is from an anti-gun propaganda org website.

They claim only 20% of the population own guns. Even liberals would cringe at BS numbers like that.


28 posted on 04/21/2014 9:38:08 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Hardastarboard
Stood up? Stood up?

You should have told me. I was dancing the funky chicken.

29 posted on 04/21/2014 9:40:00 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Beagle8U

Your reading comprehension is limited, huh?

Read the above-post:

“Very possibly true [that the chart is B.S.]. I certainly never admit to firearm ownership outside of this (presumably) anon forum.

But the point stands that “firearms per capita” does not equate to “percentage of households with firearms.””


30 posted on 04/21/2014 9:55:37 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
But the point stands that “firearms per capita” does not equate to “percentage of households with firearms.”

Yes. True.

31 posted on 04/21/2014 9:55:50 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Glenn Beck seems to be agreeing that the best data has USA Household firearm ownership somewhere in the ~30%

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/19/how-many-people-own-guns-in-america-and-is-gun-ownership-actually-declining/


32 posted on 04/21/2014 9:58:37 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I own 100+ firearms probably.

Isn't it nice to not keep count?

33 posted on 04/21/2014 10:03:20 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: TheThirdRuffian

My comprehension is just fine. The 20% gun ownership rate is anti-gun propaganda.


34 posted on 04/21/2014 10:07:29 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Kaslin; All

Some folks need to go back and read the truth behind Schindler’s Jews back in the day...

It goes back to what some of the Jews did in Warsaw, that kept the German forces occupied with pacification in those areas that was eventually tabulated as a success...

Sure, people lost their lives, but they fought back...And it really made an impact on the occupiers...

Same thing with the Schindler operations...Some of those Jews were armed...Yes, they still worked for the German war effort, but they were able to stave off much of the efforts to round them up and ship them off to the camps for extermination...

The screenplay is somewhat factual, but it leaves out a few details...I believe Spielberg wanted to concentrate on the Jewish side of the story more than the Schindler side of it in the film...


35 posted on 04/21/2014 10:10:12 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t funny how bed wetting hoplophobes who worry about guns being stolen from ordinary people don’t care about gun being stolen from the police and the military?


36 posted on 04/21/2014 10:16:43 AM PDT by Swen Manuela1
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To: Kaslin

Add in the guns that were stolen or lost in boating accidents.


37 posted on 04/21/2014 10:26:48 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Kaslin

The author’s message is not completely clear to me.

If I understand correctly, because Switzerland has a lot of guns, but a lower murder rate than the USA, guns don’t cause murders, people cause murders.

One problem with that:

America has about twice as many guns as Switzerland.

However, white people in America commit gun murders about twice as often as white people in Switzerland commit gun murders.

Twice as many guns.

Twice as many white gun murderers.

Yes, I agree, correlation is NOT causation.

Still, it is hard to ignore those two numbers as just a coincidence.


38 posted on 04/21/2014 10:32:11 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Beagle8U

The only person saying 20% is you.

The libtards and Glenn Beck are saying 32%.

Is Beck part of the propaganda machine?


39 posted on 04/21/2014 10:41:20 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Axeslinger

I was joking about the comments I have read here.


40 posted on 04/21/2014 10:42:42 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: TheThirdRuffian

“I own 100+ firearms probably.”

Piker.....!

;^)


41 posted on 04/21/2014 10:47:03 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: TheThirdRuffian

You freaking propaganda chart says 20%, read it!


42 posted on 04/21/2014 10:57:03 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

*Your


43 posted on 04/21/2014 10:58:55 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Glen Beck isn’t all that bright, he likely got his numbers from the same stupid chart.


44 posted on 04/21/2014 11:02:54 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

You are looking at the wrong line.

Red is households, which is what I referenced it for.

Are you color blind, too?


45 posted on 04/21/2014 11:05:07 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Beagle8U

Apparently, you didn’t bother to read the Glenn Beck link, either.


46 posted on 04/21/2014 11:05:49 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Does Bloomberg pay you to post this stuff?


47 posted on 04/21/2014 11:09:32 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

You’re pathetic.


48 posted on 04/21/2014 11:18:11 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: from occupied ga
no graphics or facts will convince anti-gunners they’re wrong.

You're right. No amount of logic will ever overcome good intentions and emotions with liberals.

49 posted on 04/21/2014 1:58:41 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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