Thursday, August 30, 2007

Er... Not quite, guys...

Gunnies all over the net have been happily reposting and commenting on a recent study that finds U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people. But Tam reminds us that it's truly impossible to have any idea how many guns there actually are in America.

That number has got to be waayyyy low. Think about it: How can they make any reasonably accurate estimate? Guns are pretty durable artifacts; they don't just dry up and blow away after X number of years. (I have 120-year-old relics that are still in excellent shape and quite shootable.)

This is why gun confiscation schemes are always so funny. Not only do we not know where they all are, we have no idea how many to look for.


blogagog said...

Still, it seems like a good excuse to run out and buy 30 million more guns. You know, to even out the number.

defiant_infidel said...

That blogagog-logic makes perfect sense to me. Like fast motorcycles, cars, snowmobiles and airplanes... you can never get enough of them.