Are legal gun owners more violent than the general population?
I would bet they are! What's the chance they are exactly the same violent?
It would seem to stand to reason that the fearful would prefer to avoid violence. You would think that a violent person would get much more satisfaction out of beating someone up with a baseball bat than simply shooting them. Do wife beaters often shoot their wives? People who beat their children tend to shoot them? Rapists often shoot their victims? I'm pretty sure the answer to those questions are all no. Violent people do not seem to prefer guns. People worried about violence seem to be the ones who tend to own guns.Kasse said:More fearful people are more likely to perceive something as a threat (real or imagined), and it stands to reason that they may be more likely to act on their perception of a threat by using force.
And another thing is that every terrorist has an AK-47 in their taxi so how are we to defend ourselves and families without a weapon.
I wonder whether anyone will even try and post some statistics in this thread, or are all comments on this topic just going to be anecdotal?
Like any good statistician would. You make it up. 26% sounds good to me.
People worried about violence seem to be the ones who tend to own guns.