February 16, 2006

AND JUST 1 in 2,000 OF THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS:

Gallup: More Republicans Than Democrats Own Guns, and Use Them in Hunting (E&P Staff, February 16, 2006)

With the shooting incident involving Vice President Cheney still very much in the news, the Gallup organization revealed today that a review of its recent polling data shows a wide disparity in numbers of Republicans and Democrats who say they own guns.

It showed that 41% of Republicans own guns, and only 23% of Democrats. Just over 1 in 4 Independents said they own one or more guns.

Overall, 4 in 10 Americans says thy gun in their home or on their property, with 30% saying they personally own a gun and 12% who say another member of their house owns one.


It's funny to hear the Beltway pundits, who pretend to understand everything from the finer points of Islamic theology to stem cell research methods, preface every discussion of the Cheney incident with, "From what friends who have fired a gun tell me...."

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 16, 2006 4:51 PM
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I'd rather hunt with Dick Cheney
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than ride with Ted Kennedy

New Bumper Stcker

Posted by: Genecis at February 16, 2006 5:27 PM

I've hunted birds for many years back in Illinois. It's great fun and a good way to enjoy the outdoors with hunting buddies. One thing it doesn't lend itself to and that is creating intrigue, or some clandestine activity. I guess the press is dumbfounded over that.

Posted by: Tom Wall at February 16, 2006 10:34 PM

Liberals wear their ignorance of firearms like a badge of honor. This is a legacy of the draft-dodging, peace-creep era. Being ignorant about guns is sort of like having long, ratty hair--proof that you aren't one of THEM.

I won a lot of cases in those days (late 1970's), from both sides of the aisle, as they say, because opposing draft-dodging, peace-creep counsel was militantly, vincibly ignorant about guns, while the trial judges, of another generation, and the jurors, mostly of another culture, grasped the points I was making.

Tom W. is right about the attraction of small-game hunting. The team-work of the sport made it such a great experience. We would walk in line abreast, adjusting to terrain and to the dogs. It has been many, many years,and the memories are very clear.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 17, 2006 1:42 PM
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