Wednesday, July 21, 2021

How heavily armed is your state?

 Here is a look at per capita weapons data, based on the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census.

While the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record is the only accessible list of its kind, it is not all-inclusive. NFA firearms only include the categories regulated by The National Firearms Act of 1934: machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, suppressors, destructive devices like bombs and grenades, concealable devices with the ability to discharge a shot through the energy of an explosive, and any firearm with a bore over half an inch that has not been determined to have a legitimate sporting use.

But some guns fall outside of this scope, and many aren't registered, meaning surveys on gun ownership come to different conclusions. For a look at those results, check out this listCBS


Dave Skinner said...

Frank, that CBS list has been up for a couple years, and it's garbage. It's based on NFA Class III registration data (full auto, DDs and AOWs). Typical ignorance pretending to be "journalism."

Frank DuBois said...

Dave, thanks for your insight on this.