happier as gun owners

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I found an article about gun ownership online and I thought I'd share it. I especially liked this part:


It turns out they (gun owners) have the same level of formal education as nongun owners, on average. Furthermore, they earn 32% more per year than nonowners. Americans with guns are neither a small nor downtrodden group.
Nor are they "bitter." In 2006, 36% of gun owners said they were "very happy," while 9% were "not too happy." Meanwhile, only 30% of people without guns were very happy, and 16% were not too happy.
In 1996, gun owners spent about 15% less of their time than nonowners feeling "outraged at something somebody had done." It's easy enough in certain precincts to caricature armed Americans as an angry and miserable fringe group. But it just isn't true. The data say that the people in the approximately 40 million American households with guns are generally happier than those people in households that don't have guns.
The gun-owning happiness gap exists on both sides of the political aisle. Gun-owning Republicans are more likely than nonowning Republicans to be very happy (46% to 37%). Democrats with guns are slightly likelier than Democrats without guns to be very happy as well (32% to 29%). Similarly, holding income constant, one still finds that gun owners are happiest.
Why are gun owners so happy? One plausible reason is a sense of self-reliance, in terms of self-defense or even in terms of the ability to hunt their own dinner.



http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120856454897828049.html
 
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I think that when you do own a firearm that you have to keep a cooler head during situations.

To me having a firearm on your person means that you need to be a bit more careful and a bit more responsible when it comes to keeping your emotions in check. I feel that 99% of legal gun owners fit this bill.

PS: Since when can Democrats own guns?! [laugh]
 
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i used to clean my car aka detail the F out it for "theraputic" benefit. just me, the driveway (at the time), couple-few beers and my 1500 watt sounds going [grin]

now I clean dirty guns after shooting them [rolleyes]

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