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Weekend Links - December 2, 2016

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he_who_is_nobodyBloggerUser avatarPosts: 3336Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:36 amLocation: Albuquerque, New Mexico Gender: Male

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VisakiUser avatarPosts: 775Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:26 pmLocation: Helsinki, Finland Gender: Male

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he_who_is_nobody wrote:Teens can’t tell the difference between real and fake news, unsettling study reveals

I think I said in the thread about firearms and rights that suicidal people shouldn't have access to guns, due to the easyness and low threshold of suicide by gun. But one other thing cought my eye in the article.

Of the 762 instances of temporary gun seizures, 95 percent of the people were male with an average age of 47. An average of seven firearms were sequestered per case. Most of the people were not involved in the criminal justice system; 88 percent had no arrests leading to a criminal conviction in the year before or the year after their firearms were temporarily removed, according to the study.

Is it just me or is an average of seven weapons per case rather high? Granted that I don't have guns and don't really know people who do (and I don't live in the US) but that seems quite a few firearms to own.
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:18 am
he_who_is_nobodyBloggerUser avatarPosts: 3336Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:36 amLocation: Albuquerque, New Mexico Gender: Male

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Visaki wrote:
he_who_is_nobody wrote:Teens can’t tell the difference between real and fake news, unsettling study reveals

I think I said in the thread about firearms and rights that suicidal people shouldn't have access to guns, due to the easyness and low threshold of suicide by gun. But one other thing cought my eye in the article.

Of the 762 instances of temporary gun seizures, 95 percent of the people were male with an average age of 47. An average of seven firearms were sequestered per case. Most of the people were not involved in the criminal justice system; 88 percent had no arrests leading to a criminal conviction in the year before or the year after their firearms were temporarily removed, according to the study.

Is it just me or is an average of seven weapons per case rather high? Granted that I don't have guns and don't really know people who do (and I don't live in the US) but that seems quite a few firearms to own.


You have me quoting the wrong article, but having seven guns is not that high (in my opinion). My father owns about a dozen (several hunting riffles, a few hand guns, and two shotguns). He also has the two guns I own in his gun safe. My brother has a few as well, not sure the actual number. Now granted, those numbers come after a lifetime of collecting them. When I read the article originally, it seemed like a rapid accumulation of firearms was happening in those cases. Was that not one of the ways they found out about these people? Or am I confusing this article with another?
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VisakiUser avatarPosts: 775Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:26 pmLocation: Helsinki, Finland Gender: Male

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Yeah I messed up that link :(

You do have a point though when I think about it more. A hunter might have quite a few guns depending on what he's hunting. I mean I have a few FPS games, a few strategy games, a simulator or two that I play... it's kinda same. There are different games, there are different guns, one day you might want to play Civ IV, other Battlefield 1, one day you might want to shoot a remington .22, other a Smith&Wesson revolver.
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:33 am
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