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Response to spin (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 11:45 AM

37. lying skills demonstration

spin: In 1973 when the survey was taken that showed 49% of people had a firearm in their ... home or garage there was no large organized movement to ban and confiscate firearms.

Duh, there isn't one today. There isn't even a small one afaik. Did I find you posting under the influence of something? or is this just another chapter in the 2nd amendment mythology bible?

spin: In 1973 few people thought that our elected officials would ever pass laws that would ban and confiscate firearms so they had little worry about honestly answering a question about gun ownership.

Nixon thought handguns should be banned. You lose. Again. And it was indeed prudent for gun owners to be quiet about their gun ownership back then, even to the 1950's, since gun owners were then considered radical - parents would advise children to cross the street walking home from school, if a known gun owner was on the route.

spin: If someone calls me or knocks on my door and asks if I own firearms, I will just lie and tell them that I don't. In the first place it's none of their damn business and secondly they can't throw me in jail because I didn't tell them the truth.
spin: One time a few years ago I decided to ask gun owners to see just how many would be willing to tell a stranger they owned firearms if asked as part of a survey. I didn't find one gun owner who said he would reply honestly to that question. I probably asked at least 30 people.

Wow, what a revelation, supports a hypothesis that gun owners tend to be dishonest to some extent.

spin: I do know that the firearms industry has manufactured and sold millions and millions of firearms since 1973. I honestly don't think that gun ownership has dropped from 49% but more likely has increased to 60% or higher

Another gun enthusiast subscribing to 'statistics for dummies', using his 'lying' skills described in a sentence above, to misinform readers about his misconceptions. Wheeee, get me outta here.

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