You Can’t Trust This Data

Posted on 3/11/2015 by with 0 comments

I saw this article and wanted to fact check a bit because it sounded…off.
Yahoo News (Associated Press) Major survey shows gun ownership declining 2015-03-10

I didn’t have to look to hard to find other’s with the same head-scratching going on.

Reddit Obvious bias in recent gun ownership poll

In 2012 alone the FBI reported 19,592,303 background checks for gun sales. In some cases a single check would be mulitple firearms to one person, and many purchasers are repeat buyers. I’ve worked a gun store and certainly not all buyers are existing firearm owners, not by a long shot.

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