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New Gun Buyers Profiled

The lamestream media told you:

Too many people have guns, the government must do something to reduce the numbers of guns in people's hands. So what if the Bill of Rights bans any such action of any kind. There are more guns in America than people for Pete's sake, isn't that enough? Something must be done to stop gun sales.

In other news, Miley Cyrus' new album is selling great after her appearance on the MTV Music Awards. Her brief performance got more media attention than every czar working in government has gotten for the past year, combined. Czars -- remember them?

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

A study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation reveals that first-time gun buyers are largely active in one or more shooting activities and that women are motivated to purchase their first firearm predominately for personal defense.

The online research involved consumers aged 22 to 65 who bought their first firearm during 2012. Key findings included: the majority of first-time buyers (60.3%) tend to be active, using their gun once per month, with one in five reporting usage of once a week or more. Target shooting is by far the most popular activity among first-time gun owners (84.3%), followed by hunting (37.7%) and plinking (27.4%). Fox Business filed a report on the soaring retail sales of firearms, quoting NSSF Public Affairs Director Michael Bazinet. The report recognizes the significant boost first-time buyers are giving to record sales (of guns, not Cyrus). Read the NSSF press release:

And in other news:
Discreet Carry Jumps Among Florida Women: More than one million Floridians have their concealed carry permit, but the gender and age bracket showing the largest increase might surprise you -- it's women 66 years of age and older.

Their numbers have jumped 619% since 2004, reports the Orlando Sentinel, and total nearly 35,000 individuals licensed to carry a firearm in the Sunshine State and 35 other states. The Sentinel also reports that women in the youngest age bracket, 21 to 35, with pistol permits increased 463% to more than 40,000. While gun ownership is up, the Sentinel reports violent crime in Florida has dropped nearly 60% in the last 20 years.


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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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