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By John R. Lott. September 8th, 2016 Two weeks ago, the PEW Research Center released a survey showing that gun ...


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By John R. Lott. September 8th, 2016

Two weeks ago, the PEW Research Center released a survey showing that gun ownership by households is up to 44% -- a 7-percentage point increase in the past two years. Another 5% of households won't reveal whether they own a gun. Yet, not a single mainstream American media headline has announced the increase.

In fact, the media goes out of its way to find polls claiming that Americans are turning away from guns. In their War on Guns they want to give the impression that gun owners are a small, fringe group. Maybe they are hoping that this will have an impact on policy. As General Social Survey director Tom Smith told me, a large drop in gun ownership would "make it easier for politicians to do the right thing on guns."

In June, the Washington Post and Time magazine trumpeted a CBS News poll with this headline: "American gun ownership drops to lowest in nearly 40 years" and "The Weird Reason Why Gun Ownership in America Is at Its Lowest Point Since the 1970s." Last year, an Associated Press headline announced: "Gun ownership in U.S. drops to record low." Recent headlines in the New York Times and CNN declared: "Share of Homes With Guns Shows 4-Decade Decline" and "Fewer US gun owners own more guns."

The Washington Post falsely assured readers, "The downward trend in gun ownership remains consistent across the national polls." .......

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They are reporting the lowest crime rate in 40 years. Remember these are the people that think Trumps kids killed the last triceratops. Smart they are not controlled they are.
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BHO is the gun salesman of the century. He's had the exact opposite effect on sales than what he had hoped for. While he was making noise about gun control, we were all out buying up everything in sight. So now they're attempting back door ways of affecting the shooting industry by closing lead smelters and gun powder ingredients. They figure with enough time, people will no longer have anything to put into their guns turning them essentially into hammers. This will undoubtably drive up the "Killed by blunt force trauma" vs guns statistics.
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I like John Lott I hear him on Armed American Radio a lot and he is fighting the left with every breath that he has. . . Need more people like him.
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