Posted November 26, 2015 7:55 pm by Comments

By Rob Morse

Slow Facts

By Rob Morse

Slow Facts
Slow Facts

Louisiana- (Ammoland.com)-

Do you own a gun? Here is a clue for you budding social scientists- When it comes to guns, the answer you get depends on the precise question you ask. There are many ways to determine gun ownership in the United States. Each method involves assumptions. Each gives a different answer.

One of the simplest things we could do is ask people if they own a gun. Next we extrapolate our findings from the few people we asked to the entire population. Based on the raw data from a recent general social survey, gun ownership might have fallen. We assume the poll accurately represented all gun owners. We also assume people answered the poll honestly. We can test if the answers were honest by taking another poll where we ask the respondents if they would tell us the truth about owning a gun. It turns out that many of us won’t tell strangers about our guns. There are good reasons to provide false answers saying we own a gun when we don’t, and to say …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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