Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Gun Ownership in America

Press Image of Gun Owner Not Far Off, Except for All Those Women. Interesting statistics about gun ownership.

One third of American women own a gun (compared to 40% of men).

56% of rural inhabitants own a gun, compared to 40% of suburbanites, and 29% of those in urban areas. So areas with a higher concentration of guns in citizens hands, have on average a lower concentration of crime. Hmm.... I wonder if you will see this reported widely; I doubt it, since it flies in the face of the "guns cause crime myth."

Thanks to KABA.

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