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December 18, 2012
theatlantic:

The Demographics of Gun Ownership, Nate Silver-Style


Nate Silver has brought his trademark data analysis to the newfound gun control discussion today, breaking down what gun ownership in this country looks like numerically. Using data from a 2008 national exit poll—the question was not included, he explains, on 2012 exit polls—some of the details in his chart will likely strike you as obvious: for instance, that Republicans own more guns than Democrats and that there are far more guns in rural areas. What might be more interesting, as Silver points out, is that gun ownership is not necessarily tied to being religiously devout, despite Presdident Obama’s 2008 suggestion about communities that “cling to guns or religion.” Also, the chart reveals that gun ownership is “highest among the middle class,” as Silver writes, with people making $50,000 to $100,000 per year more likely to own guns than their counterparts in other wage groups.
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Nate Silver helping us all out on gun ownership rates, too? These numbers would confirm what we suspect most people would’ve guessed — Republicans own guns at a considerably higher rate than Democrats do..

theatlantic:

The Demographics of Gun Ownership, Nate Silver-Style

Nate Silver has brought his trademark data analysis to the newfound gun control discussion today, breaking down what gun ownership in this country looks like numerically. Using data from a 2008 national exit poll—the question was not included, he explains, on 2012 exit polls—some of the details in his chart will likely strike you as obvious: for instance, that Republicans own more guns than Democrats and that there are far more guns in rural areas. What might be more interesting, as Silver points out, is that gun ownership is not necessarily tied to being religiously devout, despite Presdident Obama’s 2008 suggestion about communities that “cling to guns or religion.” Also, the chart reveals that gun ownership is “highest among the middle class,” as Silver writes, with people making $50,000 to $100,000 per year more likely to own guns than their counterparts in other wage groups.

Read more.

Nate Silver helping us all out on gun ownership rates, too? These numbers would confirm what we suspect most people would’ve guessed — Republicans own guns at a considerably higher rate than Democrats do..

21:33 // 1 year ago
December 10, 2012

NFL players surrender weapons to team officials

  • 7 NFL players have reportedly turned their legally-owned firearms over to team security officials, with at least one apparently claiming he no longer trusted himself to keep them. Scrutiny of athletes’ gun ownership continues, following the murder-suicide carried out by Javon Belcher last weekend, though not all of the those being watched appreciate the extra attention. “Just because we’re in the NFL, that doesn’t make us no different,” said Chiefs defense tackle Shaun Smith. “You never know when someone would try to rob you.” source
15:42 // 1 year ago