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    Mandatory gun safety classes? Here's some news for the gun lovers: the percentage of Americans who own guns is small. A lot of Americans would strenuously object to the very idea you're proposing.

    It seems to a me an awful lot of gun fanciers have a very distorted view of the rest of the world.

    Calling other DKos members "weenies" is a personal insult and therefore against site rules.

    by Bob Johnson on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 07:19:52 AM PDT

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    •  That depends on your definition of "small" (1+ / 0-)
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      Here's some news for the gun lovers: the percentage of Americans who own guns is small
          It's a little difficult to pin those numbers down. Surveys vary, depending on who does the. A quick Google search gives recent numbers between 32% from survey sponsored by a gun control lobby to 47% from a Gallup poll. But even the smaller number, 32%, is not "small." I suspect the percentage of gun-owning households is higher in some of the political swing states like Pennsylvania, Colorado, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and my state of Minnesota, as well as in the smaller western & southern states that have political influence disproportionate to their population.
      It seems to a me an awful lot of gun fanciers have a very distorted view of the rest of the world.
          Are you familiar with the term "projection?"

      -7.25, -6.26

      We are men of action; lies do not become us.

      by ER Doc on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 07:56:40 AM PDT

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