Following the money
Remember yesterday when I told you that the press was likely taking dictation from The Violence Policy Center? Well, turns out the study that both the press and the Violence Policy Center relied on to assert that gun ownership was down was done by the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Guess who has funded NORC? Why, our old pals at the Joyce Foundation, who have a long history of funding anti-gun shills.
Update: And the reporter, Bernd Debusmann, has an interesting, err, philosophy.
Update 2: Kim calls BS:
U.S. population in 1980: 226.5 million. (Census)
So if that number of 54% gun owners in 1977 is correct, that would mean… there were over 100 million gun owners in the U.S. back then?
I wish. We’re only getting up to that number now.
Update 3: What I did yesterday, Kevin did back in May