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FRONT PAGE  |  7/22/2017
SUNDAY, FEB 3, 2013  |  11 comments
US Protestants More Likely Than Catholics to Own Guns, Poll Says
Gun owners in the country tend to be men, white, married and living in the South, shows a Gallup study published Friday. The analysis of surveys for the last five years also shows that Protestants are more likely to own guns than Catholics.

An average of 30 percent of Americans said they personally own a gun and another 14 percent said they did not personally own a gun but live in a household with someone who does, according to an analysis of Gallup surveys of some 6,000 U.S. adults from 2007 to 2012.

The study also found that men, at 45 percent, are three times more likely than women, at 15 percent, to personally own guns. Gun ownership also varies significantly by region, with Southerners, at 38 percent, more likely to own guns than those living in other regions of the country – East at 21 percent, Midwest at 29 percent and West at 27 percent. ...


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Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
Voltaire wrote:
In order to be understood clearly, how did they define Protestant?
No need to wait for me to answer a historical question. I say anyone who was not Catholic, esp. Anglicans, & also Dissenters like Presbys, Congregationalists, & Baptists. Anabaptists & Quakers were pacifists so it doesn't matter either way for them. Catholics were excluded because, as in principle allied to the pope (ever since Pius V's Bull "Regnans in Excelsis" against Elizabeth I), they were considered a potential threat to national security. Back then, religious belief was taken seriously, & if a person was Catholic, it was *assumed* they had no choice but to obey the pope's Bulls.

BTW, I've discovered that many Fundies today repudiate the label "Protestant." They have nothing to protest, they say. No guns for them, then!

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News Item2/5/13 12:31 PM
Voltaire  Find all comments by Voltaire
In order to be understood clearly, how did they define Protestant?

Neil wrote:
The following is a good fit for the headline:
“And thereupon the said Lords Spiritual & Temporal & Commons, pursuant to their respective letters & elections,
… for the vindicating and asserting their ancient rights & liberties declare:

• That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law;” – Bill of Rights, 1689
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News Item2/5/13 9:33 AM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
The following is a good fit for the headline:
“And thereupon the said Lords Spiritual & Temporal & Commons, pursuant to their respective letters & elections,
… for the vindicating and asserting their ancient rights & liberties declare:

• That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law;” – Bill of Rights, 1689
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News Item2/5/13 7:11 AM
Kyle | Tucson  Find all comments by Kyle
Ekim wrote:
I wonder how the gun crime rate in the South where the ownership rate is highest, compares with that of other countries, where it is lower. Nevermind, I also already know.
Those countries are accepting new residents.
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News Item2/4/13 3:26 PM
Glock  Find all comments by Glock
Jim Lincoln wrote:
You'll heard what happened in Texas? Chris Kyle murder: War veteran Eddie Routh charged.
Safest place in all the world to die.
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News Item2/4/13 2:33 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Yeah, it's obvious it's higher than countries that have better gun control. Five myths about gun control.

You'll heard what happened in Texas? Chris Kyle murder: War veteran Eddie Routh charged.

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News Item2/3/13 6:30 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Ekim wrote:
I wonder how the gun crime rate in the South where the ownership rate is highest, compares with that of other countries, where it is lower. Nevermind, I also already know.
hoo, doog eno.
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News Item2/3/13 4:57 PM
Ekim | Kroy Wen  Find all comments by Ekim
Mike wrote:
I wonder how the gun crime rate in the South where the ownership rate is highest, compares with that of the East, where it is lowest. Nevermind, I already know.
I wonder how the gun crime rate in the South where the ownership rate is highest, compares with that of other countries, where it is lower. Nevermind, I also already know.
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News Item2/3/13 4:42 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
"Gun ownership also varies significantly by region, with Southerners, at 38 percent, more likely to own guns than those living in other regions of the country – East at 21 percent, Midwest at 29 percent and West at 27 percent. ..."

I wonder how the gun crime rate in the South where the ownership rate is highest, compares with that of the East, where it is lowest. Nevermind, I already know.

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News Item2/3/13 3:30 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Especially unplugged Tommy guns. It would have been interesting to find out the percentages that had guns illegally, I would bet the Catholics would outnumber the Protestants on that one.

It's always interesting to have polls on the things as I have put up earlier, POLL: After Newtown Shootings, Most Back Some Gun Controls.

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News Item2/3/13 8:26 AM
Mr b  Find all comments by Mr b
The gun debate is getting real old. Either you want one have one or you don't . And if you got one , hide it before the beloved government knocks down your door and forcefully takes it away
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