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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Annachie   » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:36 pm

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:)

I'll see what I can do.
How big?

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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Tenshinai   » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:01 pm

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MAD-4A wrote:
Annachie wrote:Something that popped up.
3% of Americans own 50% of the guns.
You read that wrong, - Half of all guns in America are not owned by the top 3%'ers.

Everybody seems to think they own everything, here's proof to the contrary.


Is it really?

There´s more civillian owned guns in USA than there are people.
About 25% of adults owns a gun at all.
The vast majority of gun owners have 1 or 2.

Ok, so oversimplified numbers for mathcheck:
320M people.
So around 260M adults?
112 guns per 100 ppl-> 358M guns.
260/4-> 65M gun owners.
>80% owns 1 or 2 guns. So 52M ppl owns less than 104M guns.
That leaves 13M ppl owning at minimum 254M guns, an average of around 19 guns per person.

Even if we just look at this basic quick test, we already have 20% of the ppl owning ~68% of the guns.

And the majority of those ppl with 1 or 2 guns actually owns just ONE.
Make it simple and say half/half, that adds another 26M guns to those 254, total of 280, which ups the ownership of those 20% to almost 80%.

And those are lowball figures.

And at the same time, we're well aware that there are a bundle of people who owns 100+ guns.
The 3%/50% statement may or may not be correct, but it´s perfectly plausible.
Even just based on basic wellknown facts and maths.
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Annachie   » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:04 pm

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Not sure what's really up yet, but down here in Oz we seem to have had more shootings in the last week than the previous 9 or so.
Definately more fatals.

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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Tenshinai   » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:45 pm

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Annachie wrote:Not sure what's really up yet, but down here in Oz we seem to have had more shootings in the last week than the previous 9 or so.
Definately more fatals.

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Heh, same down in Stockholm actually, although last two weeks there if i heard correctly.
And more in those two weeks(, FIVE!), than in the preceeding 40 or something.

Still, apparently in at least 4 cases it was criminals clashing internally, and nearly all suspects are already locked up for 4 of them.
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Annachie   » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:41 am

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Part of it, aparently, is using gun shot woulds to the arms or legs as a friendly reminder to repay debts. (Which is stupid in this country as it will garner police attention)

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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by robert132   » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:48 pm

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Tenshinai wrote:Is it really?
*SNIP*
There´s more civillian owned guns in USA than there are people.
About 25% of adults owns a gun at all.
The vast majority of gun owners have 1 or 2.

That leaves 13M ppl owning at minimum 254M guns, an average of around 19 guns per person.
*SNIP*


Okay, where are mine? :lol:
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Tenshinai   » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:09 pm

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robert132 wrote:
Tenshinai wrote:Is it really?
*SNIP*
There´s more civillian owned guns in USA than there are people.
About 25% of adults owns a gun at all.
The vast majority of gun owners have 1 or 2.

That leaves 13M ppl owning at minimum 254M guns, an average of around 19 guns per person.
*SNIP*


Okay, where are mine? :lol:


I took it from under your pillow when you weren´t looking...

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*ooh, shiny new toy!*

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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by robert132   » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:50 pm

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Tenshinai wrote:I took it from under your pillow when you weren´t looking...

:twisted:

*ooh, shiny new toy!*

:mrgreen:


Um, the thing under my pillow isn't a gun. You may not want to know WHAT it is though. :?

I keep my old shipmate .45 somewhere else.

You don't have to worry about me though,

The question I have for you is, how did get past my wife without getting a 12ga hole blasted through your middle? Or get past my guard puddy tat without being cuddled to death? :P
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Tenshinai   » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:10 pm

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robert132 wrote:
Um, the thing under my pillow isn't a gun. You may not want to know WHAT it is though. :?

I keep my old shipmate .45 somewhere else.

You don't have to worry about me though,

The question I have for you is, how did get past my wife without getting a 12ga hole blasted through your middle? Or get past my guard puddy tat without being cuddled to death? :P


What cat? Oh right, the cute one that is mine now, THAT one.
And i think that 12ga is in my closet now.
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Daryl   » Sat May 13, 2017 6:25 am

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Just remembered a weird TV interview from when Trump addressed the NRA. For Presidential security reasons guns were banned from the circus there. One middle aged male attendee was clearly distressed, as he'd had to walk nearly two blocks unarmed. "I've not felt so vulnerable in years" he said.
Weird attitude as a gun doesn't come with a force field, just as vulnerable to being shot with as without. Possibly more so if someone saw your gun and shot first just in case.
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