‘How much longer?’
December 31, 2012
How much longer will The Record-Courier continue to post John O’Neil’s letter bemoaning groups supporting our 2nd amendment rights?
The letter was run on Dec. 21 and 26.
John should be aware that although the NRA may represent 1 percent of the U.S. population by membership count, at the end of 2010 it was estimated that 45 percent of Americans own guns … just 150 million or so more people than NRA’s membership.
If you took the percentage of guns to the number of Americans, the number rises to 90 percent. The number of Americans who report having a gun in their home or on their property, the majority, 62 percent, have more than one.
I would say John is underestimating America’s passion and representation regarding the 2nd Amendment just a smidge.
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Editor’s Note: We apologize for the error to our readers and assure them that particular letter won’t be appearing again.