Some famous folks in favor of gun control: Stalin, Hitler, Obama, Pol Pot, Mao, King George III, etc. might be well to take note here.
The rest of you gun-grabbers too, while you’re at it.
Only one reason to take away from the people the one thing they can use to protect themselves? That will allow them to take everything else. It’s about control.
- Control healthcare
- Control schools
- Then get those guns.
Thankfully, Americans throughout this country aren’t willing to give up their Second Amendment Rights.
In the wide world of weaponry, is your state more like the relatively pacifist Solomon Islands or global superpowers China and India?
Check out the approximate number of guns owned per state… as per this illustrative map:
So, where do we stand in the “right to bear arms” discussion? Well, truth be told, we here at the Movoto Real Estate Blog would rather play with numbers and offer everyone an interesting perspective of the issue.
That said, what, we asked, would it look like if we compared gun ownership in our 50 states with gun ownership in other countries? You can see our answer above, and read about how we arrived at it below.
Methodology: What Triggered Our Conclusions
We started with a research group in Switzerland called Small Arms Survey and its report “Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City.” Among other things, it estimated gun-ownership numbers for 178 countries, including the United States (which it estimates has about 270 million guns).
We then took the estimate of 88.8 guns per 100 people for the U.S.—which, seven years later, is likely higher—and used it to calculate each state’s estimated gun ownership, based on state populations from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 survey. (Of course, gun-ownership density varies throughout the country, but this number gave us a easy way to come up with comparable figures for all 50 states, since actual state-to-state numbers were not available.)
Once we had the list of state numbers, we compared each one to Small Arms Survey’s list of countries and respective gun-ownership estimates, logging the nearest match.
Good luck taking this country away from the people. The Second Amendment isn’t for hunting, unless you’re talking about tyrants who want to take them from us…
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