Category Archives: GUN NUMBERS

Murder: Are Guns, Knives, Or Hands Preferred

Someone came by searching for “which kills more fists or ars.” By a factor of 15, “personal weapons,” meaning fists and hands. Not including deaths resulting from “Official intervention,” there were a total of 94 deaths attributable to bullets Ar=15 … Continue reading

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How Many Americans Collect Guns?

Someone stopped by searing for #American gun collectors.” The gun banners have Americans so nervous about admitting gun ownership that the question is difficult to answer with any degree of precision. Working from what we know, it appears approximately 2.3 … Continue reading

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For 7 Months “Gun Sales Have Been Plummeting”

In both November and December of 2016, plus six months of 2017 some outfit has done a “Chicken Little” with gun sales. Gun sales are falling, tanking, slowing, and so on every month. With the exception of March, when the … Continue reading

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“How Many Guns Does The Average American Have”

Someone came by searching for ” how may firearms does the average american have.” In one respect, that is an easy question to answer. We have a lot of guns! Production and survival records suggest wee have approximately 750,000,000 guns … Continue reading

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“How Much Ammunition Do Americans Hold?”

Someone stopped by searching for “how much ammo for guns in america.” That is a good question, but without good answers. To my knowledge no one has ever taken a survey of the amount of ammunition private citizens hold, so … Continue reading

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How Many Rounds Of Ammunition To How Many Gun Deaths?

Someone came by searching for “#bullets vs #murders.” I have no data on muzzle loader primer and ball consumption, but fortunately the number of people killed with muzzle loaders is apparently quite small. With that caveat… For 2015, the last … Continue reading

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“Number Of Illegal Guns In The U.s.”

Someone came by searching for “s number of illegal guns” Guns become “illegal” when they are transported from an area where they can be legally purchased to one where a State issued ID card is repired; and from theft. For … Continue reading

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Gun Ownership Polls Are Internally Contradictory: Unconvincing

Polls depend on the premise that a pollster can select a representative sample of the American public, conduct a poll with a few hundred or a few thousand subjects, and obtain an accurate analysis of the opinion or other factors … Continue reading

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How Many Guns, How Much Ammunition

Several someones stopped by searching for “how many guns in circulation in the U.S.” Another popular search asks “how many ammunition in us.” We really cannot have an exact count on the number of guns in circulation in the United … Continue reading

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“Number Of Gun Owners In 1960?”

Someone came by searching for “# gun owners in 1960.” That required some box shifting, but approximately 97 million Americans living in 27 million homes had some claim to gun ownership. The most likely number of persons who had put … Continue reading

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