Shocker: Gun Owners Don’t Want to Answer Nosy Questions about Gun Ownership
Research from an Iowa State University political scientist has confirmed some information that probably won’t come as a big surprise to anyone who has been in the gun community for long. Robert Urbatsch of ISU found that Americans are increasingly reluctant to answer nosy questions about gun ownership, especially if someone from the government is asking the questions.
As gun ownership skyrocketed into the awesome-sphere since the turn of the century, the number of pistol packin’ patriots who refuse to answer questions in ownership surveys has tripled, according to Urbatsch.
This dovetails with similar research conducted by the NRA. For example, if you look strictly at the statistical data from government surveys, it looks like the number of gun owners in America suddenly dropped by 10 percent after Bill Clinton’s assault weapons ban went into effect. Which is the more likely scenario: America suddenly had 10 percent fewer gun owners — or 10 percent of gun owners suddenly started lying anytime they received a phone call from a government survey-taker?
Ubratsch’s research seems to indicate that lying to the government about gun ownership is directly tied to gun-grabbing Democrats being in power. The number of people refusing to answer questions about gun ownership jumped from around 1 percent in the final years of the Bush administration, up to 4 percent during Barack Obama’s first year in office. The number hit the 4 percent mark again in 2013 when Barack Obama issued dozens of backdoor gun control executive orders.
In October of 2016, when the New York Times assured Americans that Hillary Clinton would be elected president, the number of gun ownership deniers climbed from 2 percent to 3 percent, and dropped back down a year later when President Trump was in office and not threatening to take anyone’s guns away.
Americans rightly should not trust the government with any information about personal firearms ownership. Here’s a case in point. The 1986 Firearm Owners’ Protection Act made it illegal for the feds or for any state to keep a registry that connects firearms directly to their owners. A federal gun registry of owners was banned through federal legislation and that has not changed since 1986.
So, what’s a gun-grabber like Barack Obama supposed to do when a pesky federal law prohibits him from getting his tyranny on?
Well, simple. As revealed by a Government Accountability Office audit, the Obama administration ATF lied and was secretly keeping a record of all background check data instead of destroying it. In other words, if you purchased a gun and went through a background check anytime between 2009 and 2015 (the year the ATF got caught), the Obama administration had a record of that on file.
The records were then supposedly destroyed, but who would trust the ATF at that point to keep its word, after it had already been violating one of the few restrictions Congress has placed on it?
Then there was the sad case of Jeffrey Kirschenmann in California. He tried in good faith to register one of his rifles to comply with the latest dictates from his anti-gun state government. For his good faith effort, the California Department of Justice kicked in his front door on June 1st, seized all 12 of his firearms, a couple of suppressors and about 230 rounds of ammo. His bail was set at $150,000 and he was charged with 12 felony counts of breaking California’s draconian gun laws — all because he attempted to be a good and honest citizen of his home state. There’s something to be said for being a rebel.
Ask yourself this question: For what purpose would any government agency want to know whether you have a firearm in your home? The only reasonable answers are that it is A) confirming that you have a firearm in the home and therefore plans to do something with that information, and B) it is conducting a survey in order to use the data to try to pass more gun control. Think back to the last time that Congress passed a law that increased gun rights in America. Oh, right, that was never!
This is why every American’s response when asked by a government survey-taker about the guns they own should be, “Well, golly, helpful government person, NO! We don’t own any dangerous boomsticks in our eco-friendly house!” You’re not under oath when they call, so feel free to either not answer any questions, or to outright lie to them.
~ National Gun Network