r/Damnthatsinteresting 11d ago Silver 1 Wholesome 2 Take My Energy 1 Narwhal Salute 1 'MURICA 1

US citizens privately own more firearms than all countries combined, even more than most militaries. US has 120.5 firearms per 100 residents, the only country with more civilian-owned firearms than people. Image

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u/murica_1776boi 11d ago Silver Gold

US has 120.5 firearms per 100 residents

That you know of.

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u/fied1k 11d ago

And this info is 5 years old too

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u/bumjiggy 11d ago edited 11d ago Silver Bravo! I'm Deceased

five years old!?

hands gun to info

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u/bonobeaux 11d ago

You’re making a joke but that’s literally when I got my first .22 and 410

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u/RememberTheAlamooooo 11d ago

Same. Had a BB gun before that, got to take it to show and tell at school in 1993 lol. Different times.

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u/AspiringChildProdigy 11d ago

In 1996, I was allowed to bring a machete to my high school Spanish class for a presentation.

Different times, indeed.

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u/redditmodshvsmolpp 11d ago

In 1896 I was allowed to bring a Spainard to machete class

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u/toejamandtoast 11d ago

In 1993 we made a video for a class and we detonated a home made bomb in it. We got an A and the teacher said “be careful with those things”.

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u/Skellis226 11d ago

I was 7 when I got my 410, 25 years ago. I was shown what it could do and told not to point it at anything I wasn't trying to kill. That was pretty profound to me at that age and I was probably the most careful 7 year old unsupervised with a shotgun after that. Where I lived we had wild boars everywhere and our closest neighbor was 5 miles up the road. I was better off with a gun than without one.

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u/-SheriffofNottingham 11d ago

Did you have the right to boar arms?

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u/donotgogenlty 11d ago

Europeans have the right to boy arms.

It's not very intimidating...

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u/Legitimate_Web_7245 11d ago

Yep, my dad started teaching me from the time I was 3 about gun safety. And I taught my kids and there was never a problem with me when I was little and my boys all know to respect and to respect firearms and the power they have. Teddy Roosevelt once said "With great power comes great responsibility!" and that is what I've taught them.

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u/spooFPipe 11d ago

Theodore "Uncle Ben" Roosevelt!

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u/midasMIRV 11d ago

Does this stat account for boating accidents?

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u/jrsobx 11d ago

People think you are joking about losing guns in a tragic boating accident, but look up any magnet fishing video on youtube and they find guns!!

I blame Bayliner.

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u/Jackwilltellyou 11d ago

Those are from disposed evidence of crimes

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u/TaniaTheTiger 11d ago

There's a non insignificant overlap between boating aficionados and idiot gun owners who negligently conceal carry without a proper holster, I'm willing to bet this section of the population accounts for a large portion of the firearms lost and found in rivers and lakes in America.

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u/75Meatbags 11d ago

i'm sure it's even higher. gun sales have broken records almost monthly since early 2020.

soared in 2021 too

and again in 2022

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u/kitesaredope 11d ago

Those are rookie numbers.

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u/Tederator 11d ago

3D printing has improved a lot in 5 years.

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u/X16 11d ago

This right here is a big factor. The pandemic, unrest, and war have driven large amounts of people who have never purchased a firearm to get one.

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u/unrepentant_serpent 11d ago

And don’t forget, current purchase info provided by the FBI only shows background checks run, not the actual numbers of firearms purchased at one time.

Some of us buy in bulk.

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u/Dennis-Reynolds123 11d ago

My sibling owns over 40 guns. That he was willing to tell me about

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u/WookieeSteakIsChewie 11d ago

I don't consider myself a gun nut at all. But, living in the county and between buying guns, and having family who have who have left me guns.. we have 12 between rifles, shotguns and pistols. The last time we had to use one was when a rabid raccoon showed up last month.

I don't need 12, but I'm not going to get rid of ones given by deceased family members.

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u/curtludwig 11d ago

Family history guns are the best. I'm negotiating with a cousin for my great-grandfather's gun.

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u/WeightFast574 11d ago

Yeah! I have our family heirloom muzzle loader. Our ancestor carried it in the American Revolution, snd had it at Yorktown when cornwallis and the British surrendered. Probably the coolest thing I own.

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u/A_Crazy_Hooligan Interested 11d ago

I have one from the Alamo. The people who came out of the woodworks to try and buy it when my grandfather died was crazy. It doesn’t even work, but I suppose that doesn’t matter much to some.

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u/WookieeSteakIsChewie 11d ago

Wow. If you ever put pictures up I'd love to see it!

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u/A_Crazy_Hooligan Interested 11d ago

Maybe I’ll try and take some pictures next time I visit my mom. She’s a few states over from me and currently has possession of it.

I’ve always been skeptical of its origin, but my grandfather was born in New Mexico which is pretty close, and the offers we got made it seem legit. Never had it looked at professionally tho.

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u/Aardvark318 11d ago

Now that's amazing piece of history!

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u/haaslei 11d ago

That is the coolest thing I’ve heard all day! Hold on to that gun. 😃

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u/Richiefur 11d ago

Don't forget legendary family history poop knife

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u/frozengyro 11d ago

We can trace ours back to the 1200s!

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u/Ceracuse 11d ago

I prefer the poop gun

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u/This_Zombie_884 11d ago

“That glock dookie mf”?

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u/DChapman77 11d ago

Back in the 1950's my grandpa and dad were out hunting when my grandpa tripped over a root and fell in a manner that damaged his Savage 300 like so: https://i.redd.it/h0t2ok116i741.jpg

It wasn't fixed, was passed onto my dad, and there it sat in his closet for more than 60 years. A couple years ago (with my dad's permission) I took it to a gun smith and had it fixed for my dad's birthday. We then took it to the range and put the first rounds through it in over 60 years. On the way home, my dad gifted it to me.

One day, one of my boys will receive the gun and I hope one day, one of their kids.

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u/Pontius_Pilot_ 11d ago

What if you two shared it? One year you have possession and the next year your cousin has it. You can make a tradition of it, have a yearly ceremony of the transfer of arms, and have a good excuse to have a beer or more with your cousin.

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u/UncoolSlicedBread 11d ago

Same, probably have like 10~ and I don’t stay involved in the gun industry and go shooting at all. Got into for a few years and just moved on from the “hobby”.

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u/Brain-of-Sugar 11d ago

Which is an interesting point about how many people actually use guns. Since about 1 in 3 households in America have guns.

I've known one couple who would buy and sell guns instead of putting their money into the bank. I doubt that's a good way to invest, but it worked for them. But the point is that they had dozens of guns because it was a collection.

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u/deerelkyummybunny 11d ago

In Canada I bought a SKS and a full crate of corrosive ammo for $200

Now that package is probably $800+ except the SKS is about to be prohibited

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u/RioGrandeAdventures 11d ago edited 11d ago

Guns are a great investment if you buy the right ones. I've never had a gun purchase lose value regardless of the economic situation, I can't say the same for my 401k.

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u/squidwardTalks 11d ago

Don't forget the good ol ammo investment.

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u/Awasawa 11d ago

And 300 firearms are lost per 100 boating trips

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u/ghandi3737 11d ago

Yeah I took my Browning tripod mounted 50 cal fishing and the boat tipped over.

Didn't think it was that top heavy.

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u/ItsaShitPostRanders 11d ago

"I like to be able to shoot trees down when I get my line stuck on a branch."

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u/hardly_satiated 11d ago

A 13ft Boston Whaler is definitely sinkable.

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u/newgalactic 11d ago

80% enters the chat

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u/MrMucs 11d ago

Demolition Ranch enters the chat

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u/TrailsideDairy 11d ago

I wish FPS Russia could still enter the chat 😔

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u/AeratedFeces 11d ago

They did that man so fucking dirty.

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u/A-person_m8 11d ago

What happened?

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u/SteadyOperative 11d ago

Caught with weed, accused of distribution. Took a plea deal and served 2 months in prison. He is now a felon and the atf confiscated all his weapons.

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u/hemingways-lemonade 11d ago

He was also raided by the ATF and FBI a few years before this second raid and they couldn't find any reason to arrest him. They were out for him.

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u/SAPERPXX 11d ago

ATF, being corrupt thugs?

I would've never guessed.

/s

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u/errorseven 11d ago

His business partner was murdered and no one knows who did it, but I am sure this is why the ATF and FBI were out to get him.

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u/Donotaskmedontellme 11d ago

Why would the ATF or FBI be out for him when they're probably the ones who murdered his business partner?

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u/RuinTrajectory 11d ago

I thought it was because he was selling CBD oil? Which is still a bullshit mockery of justice, of course

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u/EMPEROR_CLIT_STAB_69 11d ago

No, he got caught buying cannabis concentrate in the mail, it wasn’t CBD oil

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u/Least_Way 11d ago

Technically there was some cbd in that oil

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u/Janny_4_free 11d ago

No it's because he texted his girlfriend asking if she wanted to smoke and they said he was intent on distributing. He talks about it on PKA fairly regularly, seems like the last time Kyle went in depth was when Josh Pillault was on the first time

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u/itty53 11d ago

Big guns or weed, I guess. Pick one.

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u/muppet213 11d ago

The ATF and FBI raided his and his father’s properties, i believe finding nothing illegal or out of compliance. They performed a second raid after he allegedly received some hash oil via mail, which possession with the firearms was a federal offense. I believe that was the only charge but if anyone else recalls better please correct me.

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u/FuronSpartan 11d ago

They also charged him with distribution because he texted his GF asking if she wanted to come hangout, watch a movie, and smoke a joint. Then they charged him for each gun saying that they were used to "protect his weed business" THEN they charged him with defacing the serial number on a rifle, which is EXTRA bullshit for multiple reasons. It was a rifle he had professionally cerakoted and it made the serial number slightly harder to see, but you could easily scratch the coating off or shine a light at it and read it. The reason it's extra bullshit is that he literally had the license required that he could have literally ground the serial numbers off any gun he owned, scratched his own serial number in, log that new number in his logbook, and it would all be completely 100% legal.

They threatened him with like 30+ years and he ended up pleading down and ended up serving 2 months.

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u/BLeeS92031 11d ago

Damn... So that's what happened to dude. Such bullshit!

Sounds like maybe he needed a better lawyer though.

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u/FuronSpartan 11d ago

Dude spent something in the neighborhood of $500,000 on his lawyer(s). On top of the feds confiscating all his firearms, valued north of half a million. If the feds want you fucked, you're fucked. He might have been able to beat everything at a trial, but when you're facing 30+ years in federal prison you take a plea. That's how our justice system is designed: tack on every single charge you think MIGHT stick in court to intimidate the defendant into pleading guilty to shit they didn't do in exchange for a lighter sentence.

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u/AKJangly 11d ago

Better question is, why were they out to get him?

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u/Orbitoldrop 11d ago

His business partner who was the guy who helped get him access to NFA guns was murdered and they were trying to tie him to it, but they couldn't so they went the weed route.

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u/xrtMtrx 11d ago

Got caught with half an ounce of weed, sent to prison for two months and they destroyed all his guns. He talks about it on the PKA podcast a lot, he’s one of the hosts over there

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u/chainmailbill 11d ago

Marijuana laws: not just for harassing blacks and Mexicans anymore!

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u/VampyreOfNazareth 11d ago

It’s always been elite vs poor. Never forget.

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u/handcuffed_ 11d ago

Shh they’re trying to distract us with racism.

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u/left_schwift 11d ago

Federal prison, which means he has lost firearm and voting rights for his entire life

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u/bigtrucksowhat 11d ago

You can petition to get your gun rights back. If they wanted his that bad it probably wouldn't happen but it does happen. My neighbor hired a firearm attorney just for that 10 years after his conviction. He can buy and posses guns again

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u/IkeDaddyDeluxe 11d ago

Only more proof that policing is trash in this country.

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u/Stony_Logica1 11d ago

I'm not familiar. What happened?

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u/Lightshoax 11d ago

RSK enters chat

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u/Rusty_--Shackleford 11d ago

My question is well he get a tank

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u/cameron0511 11d ago

Look up dragon man

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u/tinygod-aka-why 11d ago

no clue where that dude got all that money but he is DEFINATELY on like every watchlist possible

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u/TheMrmofo69 11d ago

He owns like half the guns in america lol

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u/Fluffy-Doubt-3547 11d ago

*that they know of.

I'm sure it's more than that 😅

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u/iStoners 11d ago

Personally I know that just me and my 3 close by neighbors own 42069 guns. These numbers are incorrect.

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u/herpthaderp 11d ago

Well me an my friends have 69420 but im not trying to brag,its for the statistics yah know.

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u/Dreadfirelit 11d ago

Well I don’t know how many my neighbor owns but I’m pretty sure it’s more than 9000

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u/Siya_Ekhaya 11d ago

IT’S OVER 9000!!!

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u/Spery1946d 11d ago

Black Friday deals happen at the gun store too.

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u/Ayeager77 11d ago

That’s they key. Between 80% build pistols and rifles and personal trades and sales… those numbers are probable waaaay off.

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u/Fluffy-Doubt-3547 11d ago

Also don't forget about inheritance as well as 'undocumented'. I don't see why we have to report every weapon we own.

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u/skinem1 11d ago

You don’t in a lot of places.

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u/JLeavitt21 11d ago edited 11d ago

With how many guns there are, the firearm related morality rate is still less that car accident deaths... Which is kind of impressive.

Over half of gun deaths are suicide and the vast majority of gun murders are gang/crime related, perpetrated with illegally obtained firearms.

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u/EskimoSean 11d ago

To many facts buddy no one is gonna respond to that.

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u/alexbigshid 11d ago edited 9d ago

Nah someone's eventually accuse him of being racist, a nazi, both or hit him with the Ole "🤓 Well, actually"

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u/BenderCLO 11d ago edited 11d ago

Fun fact!

Guns that are capable of committing mass shootings(semi automatic rifles firing reasonably powerful rounds that accept detachable box magazines) have existed since the 1940s - specifically, I am talking about the insanely-mass-produced M1 Carbine. They are literally referred to as the AR15s of yesteryear. 30 round magazines came out for it in the 50s, and back then they cost about the same as an entry-level AR15 now. And back then, there were NO background checks. At all. You could be 10 years old and if you could assemble the ~$40 on average(1950 pricing) you could mail cash and a copy of your advertisement into the manufacturer, and they'd ship it right to your door, no questions asked.

And despite these guns becoming much harder(by comparison) to acquire since then (1968 GCA, the crime bill, etc) we have MORE shootings.

So clearly - gun control has not solved our problem. Or even alleviated it. Not even a little. I won't attempt to imply it's made it worse, but clearly it is not the solution.

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u/JLeavitt21 11d ago

The hard truth that people don't want to talk about is that it is a social issue that no one has an answer to. We also are garbage at spotting and treating mental health and digital media platforms appear to be making the problem worse.

Young adult and adolescent suicide rates have increased similarly to the frequency of mass shootings. People need help and they are not getting it.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or ideation please call 988, there are people available to help you.

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u/115machine 11d ago

Stop! The narrative shall not be questioned!

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u/lunaoreomiel 11d ago

Also if you remove Chicago, detroit, Phili, DC our rate of gun deaths is amongst the lowest in the world. Not to make this political, but most gun deaths in the US happen in heavily regulated "gun free" cities.

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u/North-Right 11d ago

Why not express this as 1.2 guns per resident?

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u/mrgrasss 11d ago Gold

I think expressing it per 100 helps people mentally get closer to the idea that two people can own 60 guns each, 98 can own none, and you can still get to that number.

It’s fun with stats presentations. Here’s a fun one along that space. Do you think the median is 0 or 1? I am guessing 0.

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u/DrShocker 11d ago

Yeah I think people hear the stat either way and assume "wow, every American owns a gun."

According to this ~70% of US residents do not own guns. ( https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2017/06/22/the-demographics-of-gun-ownership/ )

Which kinda makes sense that if guns are someone's hobby they're likely to own more guns and also likely to know more people with guns which may even skew their own perspective.

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u/xero_peace 11d ago

30% of 332,403,650 (citizens) is 99,721,095 (citizens that have guns according to pewresearch)

332,403,650 (citizens) * 1.2 (guns per citizen) = 398,884,380 (total guns)

398,884,380 (total guns) / 99,721,095 (citizens that have guns according to pewresearch) = 4 (guns per citizen)

This is an average because there are many citizens that have literal bunkers of guns. I imagine the actual number of gun owners is less, with a small percentage of those citizens having a high concentration of gun ownership.

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u/IllIllIIIllIIlll 11d ago

These numbers are several years old. COVID and civil unrest pumped up the numbers drastically. manufacturers can't keep up with demands and prices have spiked yet the shelves are still empty of many popular models and brands. I would be very interested to see current figures to see the change.

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u/turkturkeIton 11d ago

That makes a lot of sense. Of the people I know with guns, I don't know any that have just one. If you have a gun, you are more likely than not to own multiple.

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u/gimme_alt_girls 11d ago

Because when you start adding zeros, people can’t accurately guess the quantity

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u/gmanz33 11d ago Helpful Bravo Grande!

Sorry, I'm American, zeros only make sense when they're showing me how much taxes the highest powered politicians in my country actually pay.

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u/zonatedmarz 11d ago Wholesome

“I would never invade America, there is a gun behind every blade of grass.” Isoroku Yamamoto

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u/SNIP3RG 11d ago All-Seeing Upvote Ally

There are an estimated 20 million AR-15s in circulation in the US, although the number is definitely substantially higher due to things like 80% lowers which aren’t traced. Even by assuming every AR-15 owner owns 2, that’s still 10 million AR-15 owners.

China has ~3 million active-duty soldiers. Russia has ~1 million (prior to Ukraine). US civilians armed with only specifically AR-15s outnumber our 2 biggest boogeymen combined by a factor of 2+. This is without even counting the military and civilians owning any other type of gun, like AK-47s or just regular semi-automatic hunting rifles, shotguns, and pistols.

It is literally the best invasion deterrent in existence.

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u/mbattagl 11d ago edited 11d ago

Part of it. The country's natural geography makes it more of a quagmire than anything else too. Even during the Revolutionary War the British had to contend with trying to wrangle 13 States who had no qualms about abandoning capitals and pulling back across vast land space. An invading army would have to contend with having to fight on every conceivable biome known to man, have the ability to man, and reliably supply an army that big in country for a sustained period of time.

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u/thiswillbeonthetest 11d ago

Yup. The Sippi allows for inland water transport. Mountain ranges on both sides of the country. Going around them leads you South into the most nationalistic gun toting states which just screams urban hell hole for a military.

Trying to go up the Gulf is a similar thing, you're going to deal with a geography that lends you to being surrounded while trying make an aggressive move.

And to come in from the South or North requires you to convince our two closest allies to join in the attack or just allow your troops ot move. Without us noticing at that.

The USA is neigh impregnable to a ground attack.

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u/GiantPandammonia 11d ago

But we're pretty susceptible to bring turned against each other

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u/Nilosyrtis 11d ago

Take that back you bastard!!

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u/SqueakyKnees 11d ago

Never! Draw!

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u/SingerDiligent 11d ago

Pistols, or swords, Saaaaa(sir)

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u/tittyslinky 11d ago

Suddenly I dislike and want to duel you

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u/Gompelonza 11d ago

Freedom comes with caveats

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u/Noyouhangup 11d ago

We only fight each other when we got no one else to fight. The second someone touches US soil that aggression turns outward

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u/Hezakai 11d ago

I assume you’re talking about the river? First time in my life I’ve heard it referred to as “The Sippi”. Can’t say I hate it.

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u/Its_General_Apathy 11d ago

The USA is neigh impregnable to a ground attack.

Give me ten good men, I'll impregnate the bitch.

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u/Disastrous-Group3390 11d ago

Yep, in addition to a lot of firearms, we have a lot of boats.

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u/ThatsAnEgoThing 11d ago

Neigh impregnable

Actually horses travel freely thru Mexico US and Canada

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u/Chick_fil_Ye 11d ago

Everyone says that you shouldn’t invade Russia during Winter.

I say you shouldn’t invade America during Freedom.

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u/Zoesan 11d ago

And we've just seen one of the two biggest geopolitical rivals to the US fail to uphold supply lines across their own borders.

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u/mbattagl 11d ago

Yup the Russian Army as an internationally recognized fighting force is dead on arrival now. When 50 miles outside of your own country's borders is too far you know you have issues.

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u/Zoesan 11d ago

I was originally of the opinion "well, they aren't doing well, but they will win even if it costs an atrocious amount" to "holy fuck, they've managed to underwhelm again"

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u/llame_llama 11d ago

I mean aren't Russia and china somewhat the same? Nobody ever realistically talks about a land invasion of either for many of the same reasons.

Land invasions of the US, Russia, or China aren't gonna be a thing in modern warfare. Civil war would destroy them relatively easily from within though.

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u/2Crest 11d ago

AFAIK Russia only has the size benefit. Part of the reason Putin has his panties in a twist over Ukraine and other Eastern European countries is because they provide a political buffer between Russia and the west, to make up for there not being much of a geographical one.

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u/mbattagl 11d ago

Russia had the size and the weather on its' side, but now that's actually working against them. Losing hundreds of thousands of soldiers who were just barely managing to upkeep Russian soil is a huge loss. When this war is over and they lose they won't be able to maintain what they had, and we'll probably start to see more pushback from the Russian States themselves who now don't have to worry about the Russian Army taking them on. It'll just be manned w/ untrained conscripts, the old, and the weak.

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u/SohndesRheins 11d ago

The oceans make a big difference. Back in the 1770s it took months to get men and supplies from Great Britain across the Atlantic to the East Coast of America, and you had to stock up on supplies just to survive the long trip. There was no communication either, so you could head out with a small armada heading to Boston to reinforce troops there, and by the time you show up every red coat in Boston is dead or captured and now you need to figure out where to go now.

Even in the modern era it takes a very long time to cross oceans with ships, and the US is pretty much the only nation with a Navy capable of doing large scale invasions by sea. Russia and China aren't capable of that yet, China is building up their Navy but they are focused more on controlling their own waters and expanding their region of control than they are in being able to do invasions via sea.

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u/midasMIRV 11d ago

Don't forget that due to the fact that the only records of who owns firearms would be the forms that gun stores are required by the ATF to keep, which would ideally be destroyed or at least hidden in the event of an invasion, an invading army would have to deal with unknown numbers of insurgents operating in any area they tried to occupy. Further frustrating any ability to mount an offensive or keep an offensive supplied.

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u/HelloKittyButtPlug 11d ago

"rifle behind every blade of grass."

I'm going to focus on this statement in particular. That is attributedto Isoroku Yamamoto, the commander in chief of the Japanese navy. He also is quoted to have said "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

No one has found any evidence that Isoroku said either of those statements.

The latter statement came from the film Tora, Tora, Tora. No one can even figure out where the rifle statement rumor even started.

However, Isoroku did give two other statements that showed he held the mentality of the second quote.

Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. To make victory certain, we would have to march into Washington and dictate the terms of peace in the White House. I wonder if our politicians, among whom armchair arguments about war are being glibly bandied about in the name of state politics, have confidence as to the final outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices.

Source: At Dawn We Slept (1981)

Here, Isoroku disagreed with the Japanese general strategy of scaring the US out of the fight by attacking it's islands. He believed that the only way to defeat the US was to go all the way to the capital and force peace. While the fear of a "rifle behind every blade of grass" may make that more difficult, the bigger problem is that the US mainland's distance from Japan and geography (between the West Coast and DC there are thousands of miles, deserts, big rivers, and two major mountain ranges). Such an invasion, if it was even possible, would cost the Japanese dearly.

In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.

Source: Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan (1985)

Basically, at the start of the war the Japanese would be able to dictate the war and gain many quick victories (which did happen, with the invasion of US held islands like the Philopines and some islands in Alaska). However, Isoroku knew Japan's resource and production problems would make victory against the US impossible in the long run.

So, the Japanese were cautious of invading the US mainland, their entire plan at Pearl Harbor was to "knock" the US out of the fight. However, it was a problem of distance, geography, and resources, rather than the fear of the second amendment.

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u/WolfsLairAbyss 11d ago

These are reasons why it is damn near impossible to invade the US mainland. Border on East and West by large oceans and North and South by other friendly countries. Nobody would ever be able to get close enough to land on the mainland and if anyone ever could then the geography of the country would make moving around very difficult.

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u/General_Vacation_720 11d ago

Americans are so fortunate to have a 2A. Up in canadastan we have a wannabe dictator trying to take them all away. Except for his security

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u/shepard_5 11d ago

It was so funny to see prime minister black face get bitched around by chairmen pooh

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u/Sumibestgir1 11d ago

I feel really bad for yall.

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u/Miss_Medussa 11d ago

Did they count these guns💪🏼

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u/Desert-Wapiti 11d ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

We need to pump those numbers up folks.

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u/AdStock4297 11d ago

I feel bad that I’m slacking.

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u/flannelmaster9 11d ago

Black Friday deals happen at the gun store too.

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u/thomas849 11d ago

There’s something like 40k 4473’s being processed in Oregon last I checked. Most of those are going to be multiple firearm purchases as well.

Actual truckloads of standard capacity magazines coming in as well

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u/bandersna7ch 11d ago

I’m doing my part

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u/scottyttocs 11d ago

"You cannot invade the United States, there will be a rifle behind every blade of grass"

  • Japanese Admiral Yamamoto
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u/USS_Massachusetts 11d ago

120.5 registered firearms

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u/BeefSupreme762 11d ago

The .5 is a sawed off shotgun...

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u/Just_the_facts_ma_m 11d ago edited 11d ago

False

The vast majority of guns in the US aren’t required to be registered, and aren’t registered.

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u/nimama3233 11d ago

Nope? Not how this estimate was counted

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u/Scrandon 11d ago

Fuck this thread man. The same ignorant comment is like 5 out of the top 10 comments. And they’re all massively upvoted by the brainless drones that have infiltrated and killed reddit.

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u/SnarkyWoodchuck 11d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Rookie numbers.

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u/headlesshighlander 11d ago

We can do much better.

The gun in my closet for 20 years hasn't killed anyone but I fear if I get another they will turn violent.

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u/10milkshake 11d ago edited 11d ago

Please make sure you store them in separate places, so they wouldn't plan together an escape!

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u/desmosabie 11d ago

AKA: anti-Tyranny

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u/workhorse11 11d ago

That number should be higher.

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u/BobbyB90220 11d ago

An armed people cannot be subjects.

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u/pingpongplaya69420 11d ago

That’s Fucking disgusting.

That number needs to be way higher

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u/daltonfromroadhouse 11d ago

Do they cite the data source? Keep in mind some states do not require registration

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u/OperatorDelta07 11d ago

Pretty sure they base the numbers on total NICS background checks in those states. But I’ve bought 3 “firearms” (one rifle and 2 lower receivers) at once with one background check. So the numbers are gonna be off by a decent margin.

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u/Zumbert 11d ago

NICS didn't come about till 1994, so yeah it's probably off by a huge factor

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u/Super-World9693 11d ago

Please add one more. Ever since the homies decided to riot down my street and shatter windows etc I’ve been keeping a 40 caliber on the ready. I will not have my family at risk

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u/MurderIsRelevant 11d ago

I had to drive up to North Carolina one time to fix a guys washing machine. His house was in the mountains, deep in there.

When I went in the machine was right next to the front door. I noticed a pistol on top. Nothing too crazy. Later on I had to go into his living room with him and HOLY SHIT. This guy had pistols, rifles, submachine guns EVERYWHER. in piles. Piles. and more piles.

I'm from South Carolina and I'm used to seeing gun cabinets full. But this was absolutely amazing. The entire house full of guns.

There is no way that dude was married

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u/50Tre3s 11d ago

That’s their estimation.

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u/IrredeemableJoke 11d ago edited 11d ago

Collectors have to skew this statistic. If 100 random Americans own 120 guns between them, one of them probably owns 80

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u/roydepoy 11d ago

The US are wimps: only 1.2 firearms/person. The Dutch own 1.3 bicycles/person.

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u/YouAWizardHarry_ 11d ago

Come fuck around and you will find out. Murica’ (Bald Eagle Screech)

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u/ksorth 11d ago

"Bald eagle screech" is pure Hollywood. They clip hawk calls over them because bald eagles sound like awkward seagulls.

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u/wrldruler21 11d ago

Yeah I was really confused the first time I heard one in real life

Skip to 30 second mark: https://youtu.be/Wy_9b58o99Y

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u/YouAWizardHarry_ 11d ago

LMFAO WE ARE FRAUDS NOOOO!!!!!!!

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u/bltsrtasty 11d ago

So why does fallout or other apocalyptic movies make finding a gun in the US so damn hard :/

Yeah /s just in case

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u/WeArePandey 11d ago Take My Energy

My house has 3 weapons per resident, including the dogs.

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u/JayPtl 11d ago

I live in a small city in India with population of 200,000. Outside of law Inforcement and private security, Only 18 of it's residents have permit to own a gun and only 4 of them do.

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u/DrTuSo 11d ago edited 11d ago

Fun fact: Only ~33% of adult Americans own a gun. But these who do own one, have more than one ;)

The majority don't own guns.

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u/happyends 11d ago

Some have 10 or 20 most have none. Most gun sit unused. Some are a store of wealth like artwork they are worth a lot because they are rare.

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u/vihra 11d ago

^ can confirm. Most of my guns just sit in the safe, or are on display.

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u/Killahdanks1 11d ago

I literally was pulling all mine out the other day and looking at my optics and cleaning most of them. I can say some of them I haven’t fired in years.

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u/notablechili 11d ago

My aunt and uncle probably have 50 guns in the basement storage alone. All regularly rotated out for use at the ranges they frequent.

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u/danny_ish 11d ago

I’m sitting here like ‘i don’t own any’

I have 4. They are all at my dads though to be fair, it’s been 5+ years since they left the safe. Ooops

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u/geekymutt 11d ago

I believe that's up to about 45% and 70% live in a home with a gun -or we should say that's the estimate of people who openly admit to owning a gun extrapolating from a small group who self report.

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u/CycleMN 11d ago

This statistic is massively low. A very large portion of the gun owning community outright lie about it if asked in an officila capacity such as on medical forms at the doctors office, or surveys.

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u/StAcacius 11d ago

There’s also the issue of household guns. Many many households have multiple adults and a gun. But that gun would only be attributed to one adult. My wife wouldn’t say she owns a gun, but she sleeps with one in the nightstand every night.

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u/GucciGlocc 11d ago

If someone knocks on your door or calls you and asks how many guns you have, why would you tell them? There’s no reason to at all. Keep ‘em wondering.

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u/brintoga 11d ago

I’m not a gun person by any stretch and have only ever purchased one hunting rifle in my life but I somehow own over 15 guns. Inherited the rest including a couple that are 100+ years old.

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u/A_Good_Redditor553 11d ago

Do you know what some of those old ones are?

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u/KamenAkuma 11d ago edited 11d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Where i used to live there were about 80 guns per 100 people, no shooting deaths since the 90s

Edit: couple years out of date, due to people moving there from other places the figure is now 60ish guns per 100 people

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u/SatanicPanic69 11d ago

Gotta pump those numbers up

Need more firearms than the whole world population

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u/Free-Speech-Matters 11d ago

Damn, if this shit ever kicks off its gonna be wild

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u/JudgeDreddx 11d ago 'MURICA

This comment section is oddly pro-gun (especially for Reddit) and I'm fucking here for it.

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u/rtrt45456fgjui89 11d ago

no shit - I'm sick of reddit's extreme left bs

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u/downvote_dinosaur 11d ago

Repeat after me: armed minorities are harder to oppress.

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u/C0333 11d ago

I also have three refrigerators and two dishwashers. You know what they say? Nothing exceeds like excess

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u/Defiant_Donut7243 11d ago edited 11d ago

Lots of law-abiding US Citizens are armed and able to defend themselves, that’s great news! Or is the headline supposed to be taken as a bad stat?

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u/7ipptoe 11d ago

Haha yeah go ask the Ukrainians if they’ll ever let their populace be disarmed again after the war is over.

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u/BlazingJava 11d ago

Remember when Russia suprised invaded Ukraine and there were mass lines of people waiting for a weapon to fight the invadors?

Yeah that won't happen with the US

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u/alkatori 11d ago

I mean, I'll get in line if they start handing out M16s.

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