Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A gun behind every blade of grass scares the crap out every liberal Democrat.

Obama Keeps Touting Bogus Gun Control Number

For months we've heard President Obama and his fellow gun control zealots using the line, "40 percent of guns are purchased without a background check." We've heard anti-gunners make this claim under oath in congressional testimony and on primetime television. The problem? The 40 percent figure is an old and bogus statistic that was debunked a long time ago.
In January, the Washington Post fact checker gave Obama two pinocchios for using the figure.
Rather than being 30 to 40 percent (the original estimate of the range) or “up to 40 percent” (Obama’s words), gun purchases without background checks amounted to 14 to 22 percent. And since the survey sample is so small, that means the results have a survey caveat: plus or minus six percentage points.

Moreover, as we noted before, the survey was taken in late 1994, eight months after the Brady law went into effect, and the questions were asked about gun purchases in the previous two years. So some of the answers concerned gun purchases that took place in a pre-Brady environment.
Despite the figure being false, Obama has been using it to push for more gun control and will likely use it again today during his trip to Colorado where he we call for federal legislation criminilizing the private transfer of firearms.
During a speech last week, Obama asked, “Why wouldn’t we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a gun? Why wouldn’t we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases to take place without a background check? Why wouldn’t we do that?”

The oft-cited figure, it turns out, was pulled from a 1997 study done by the National Institute of Justice. In the study, researchers estimated about 40 percent of all firearm sales took place through people other than licensed gun dealers. The conclusion was based on data from a 1994 survey of 2,568 households. Of those, only 251 people answered the question about where they got their guns.

PolitiFact tracked down the co-author of the study, Duke University professor Philip Cook, and asked him if he thought the 40 percent estimate is accurate.

“The answer is I have no idea,” Cook reportedly told PolitiFact.

There is one sentence contained at the bottom of the quote from the Washington Post article that needs more emphasis. " The conclusion was based on data from a 1994 survey of 2,568 households. Of those, only 251 people answered the question about where they got their guns. " Please note that slightly less than 10% of the 2,568 households surveyed answered the question on where they got their guns. When other national surveys are taken that ask if anyone in the home owned a gun, pol takers assume they are getting candid responses. My personal thoughts are that most Americans would not be foolish enough to answer that question honestly or even answer it at all. So the pol takers conclude that a small minority of people are gun owners. WikiAnswers said this about the question: "How many Americans own a gun?"
10 million give or take
That's a hard question to answer. It's probably between 20 - 50% of the adult population of America, depending on what study you are referencing.

Many experts claim that it's at least 1-in-4 Americans. Which would be 76,751,637 people according to US Census Bureau Data for 2009.
Really?? Extrapolate the percentage of people who answered the question about where they got their guns from in the Washington Post story, 10%, and apply it to the WikiAnswers estimate of "10 million give or take" and you may discover that far more Americans own a gun than anyone can guess. There are approximately 250 million adults over the age of 18 living in the U.S. 10% of those surveyed answered the question but 90% refused to answer it. My estimate is that between 60-70% of all American adults own a gun. That is 162,500,000 gun owners in America if the mean average of 65% was accurate. And since our "undocumented Democrat" Marxist/Socialist, communist mentored leader, Barack Hussein Obama has been pushing his gun control program, and became the greatest gun salesman in American history, I'll guess the number of guns and gun owners in America has increased even more.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.
Postscript: If you're not up on your American history you may not be familiar with the phrase: "A gun behind every blade of grass". It was famously stated  by Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II to explain why he would not consider invading America.

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