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Ken "Howdy Davis" will return with his personal information

 

 

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Some Facts About Gun Ownership In America

Reasons for owner/use of firearms, projected number.

(approx. 65 million American owners of 200,000,000 guns)

  • HUNTING:                              51%                 33,000,000

  • PROTECTION:                       32%                 21,000,000

  • (used for protection)                 11%                   7,200,000

  • TARGET SHOOTING:           13%                   8,500,000

  • COLLECTING:                         4%                   2,600,000

Reasons for owner/use of handguns, projected number.

(approx. 35 million American owners of 65,000,000 guns)

  • HUNTING:                              10%                   3,500,000

  • PROTECTION:                       58%                 21,000,000

  • (used for protection)                 13%                   4,600,000

  • TARGET SHOOTING:           18%                   6,300,000

  • COLLECTING:                       14%                   5,000,000

Hunting & Conservation Facts:

Hunting licenses, excise tax and duck stamps for 18 million American hunters annually contribute more than $500 million for wildlife and habitat conversation, hunter education programs and funding of state fish and wildlife agencies.

To date, American hunters have contributed over $6 million directly to wildlife conservation  projects. Nearly 4 million acres of wildlife habitat have been acquired since 1937 through the Pittman-Robertson excise taxes on guns and ammo alone. Without the hunter and his guns, today's wildlife management successes would not have been possible.

Civilian Marksmanship Program (DCM)

This program trains American youth in marksmanship, with membership of more than 197,000; supports 1,980 civilian rifle clubs; train over 96,000 juniors annually; holds 130 regulation state, local, and national matches yearly.

"Early socialization into gun culture predisposes individuals to enlist in the armed forces later in life, which suggests that a gun culture is positively functional for success of the volunteer army."

12 Leading Causes of Death in America

 

Based on the National Center for Health Statistics

All Causes                                2,127,000  TOTAL

  • Heart Diseases                            762,820

  • Cancer                                        477,190

  • Strokes                                       149,220

  • Accidents                                      94,840

  • Motor Vehicle                               45,901

  • Falls                                              12,001

  • Poisoning                                        5,170

  • Fire                                                 4,938

  • Suffocation                                      4,453

  • Drowning                                         4,407

  • Other transportation                         3,348

  • Surgical / Medical                            2,674

  • Natural Environmental Factors         1,904

  • Firearms                                          1,649

(includes 500 handgun and 280 hunting accidents)

  • Chronic Diseases                              78,270

  • Pneumonia and Influenza                   70,120

  • Disease of the Arteries                      46,390

  • Diabetes                                           37,900

  • Suicides  **                                      30,980

  • Cirrhosis and other liver diseases       26,050

  • Nephritis and other kidney diseases   24,880

  • Homicide and legal intervention          20,580

** 59% involved firearms about 13% of the homicide and legal intervention category involves the killing of criminals by police (3%) or civilians (10%).

Handguns are involved in 1/2% of deaths among children under the age of 14, including both accidental and criminal homicides, ranking handguns the 17th leading "cause".

3% of gun-related deaths involve accidents or murders by persons without prior histories of violence; 70% of "victims" were suicides or criminals.

(30-35% of career criminals are rearrested with previous criminal charges still pending), most career criminal's crimes are drug-related.

Career convicted felons out of prison commit an average of 187 crimes per year, costing society $430,000 verus $25,000 per year for cost of imprisonment.

Only half of violent crimes are reported to the police, and less than half of those (46%) are cleared by arrest of criminals. Unsuccessful investigations and prosecutions and judgments free most criminals from legislated sentences.

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