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Study: Gun Advocates Commonly Cowards?

Study: Gun Advocates Commonly Cowards?

A recent study conducted by the NRA surprisingly finds instances of gun ownership are tied directly to those prone to acts of cowardice.

The study surveyed 924 gun owners and asked them a variety of questions, and included 323 non-gun owners as a control group.

When the question was asked “Would you stand up to a bully in the street?” 84% of gun owners said “yes”, but when asked if they’d do so without a gun, the number shrunk to just 14%, compared with 42% of non-gun owners.

When asked if they’d confront an intruder in their house, 94% of gun owners answered yes, but that number shrunk to 30% when asked if they’d do so without a gun. The non-gun owners held steady at 38%.

“The conclusion is clear,” said Harold Greene, a licensed firearm instructor in Dallas, Texas. “More people need to have guns so less people are cowards.”

While the math makes no sense, one fact is undeniable; many use guns as extensions of their machismo, and failing to have that handy, they resort to being what experts call “total pussies.”

While having a gun in your possession may not actually make you brave, and statistics have shown it’s more likely to result in your own death than if you didn’t have one, one thing is clear. Gun owners have every right to keep and bear arms, but gun nuts are dangerous and the scum of the earth.

EDITOR’S NOTE: All you gun nuts responding to this in the comments, you’re going to be featured in an upcoming article, so please choose your words as carefully as you are able.

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18 Responses to “Study: Gun Advocates Commonly Cowards?”

  1. Dave says:

    It seems that many of the respondents do not understand the responsibility that goes with carrying a weapon but you don’t know from the survey how many concealed carry permit holders responded. Unarmed, you can confront a bully, call someone names or engage in any number of foolish behaviors. Unarmed, you don’t have to take s**t from anyone. Once you holster a gun on you, you have to take s**t from everyone except the guy trying to kill you or your family.

  2. Tyler Cruse says:

    The results are certainly interesting, however, the "conclusions" are not supported by the responses. I suspect, that most gun owners have had training and spent much more effort in understanding the real facts about such encounters. I, for one, did not understand how quickly things could go wrong in such events, until I started down the road to responsible gun ownership.
    For one, it would have been useful if the question "Does the police have a duty to protect you as an individual?". Of course, as educated readers, we know the answer based on SCOTUS is NO, police have no such duty/responsibility. The non-gun owner probably has never even considered that and therefore think 911 is the answer to all violent encounters.
    " gun nuts are dangerous and the scum of the earth." – wrong, but it does show the bias of the author to actually make such an outrageous statement.
    "many use guns as extensions of their machismo, and failing to have that handy, they resort to being what experts call “total pussies.” – wrong, people that carry guns make a very big effort to avoid violence and to not be pushed to the point that they need to use deadly force to STOP a violent crime. The use of any weapon in anger or revenge is not justified. You can call me any set of names you want, but should you actually become a serious threat expect me to use any tool that I have access to prevent your violent crime. (PS I will likely have a Glock 26 on my body)

  3. Marc Lein says:

    I'm going to be cordial and just invite you to go target shooting with me sometime. I'll even buy lunch. Why don't you come meet some gun owners and concealed carry license holders?

  4. Tyler Cruse says:

    Harold Greene is only identified as a "Dallas Gun Instructor", however, having searched all of the ranges and known training classes offered in this area have yet to find any reference to such a person. I, for one, would like to know more about this individual and what exact qualifications he claims.

  5. William Baker says:

    Feel free to use my comment. You will need it since you are a terrible writer. Your bias showed as you used the words 'gun nuts' in your editorial.

  6. Matthew Anderson says:

    I don’t have a comment, but I did have a question. How was “standing up” defined for the study? Were that question asked of 100 people, I believe one would receive 30 or more answers. This may actually oversimplify and thereby make the study wholly worthless in my opinion. Case in point, my brother-in- law would define standing up as calling the cops and videotaping a situation on his phone, whereas I believe it to mean direct confrontation with the individual doing the bullying.

  7. "When the question was asked “Would you stand up to a bully in the street?” 84% of gun owners said “yes”, but when asked if they’d do so without a gun, the number shrunk to just 14%, compared with 42% of non-gun owners."

    Gun owners just have more sense than the non gun owners….Next!

  8. Barry Hirsh says:

    Sun Tzu advised not to join battles you cannot win. This whole scheme is skewed to ignore that simple fact of nature, and humans' natural instincts combined with their sentient intelligence.

    Additionally, there are those of us who would never be unarmed, therefore the very proposition of this article, to us, is moot.

    And ridiculous.

  9. dan says:

    My conclusion as a ‘gun owner’ ..is that gun owners are a smarter lot then non-gun owners,in that, why would you face a known threat without some ‘assistance’…the object of which is to survive any encounter with a violent person ,intact and uninjured, for yourself and your loved ones….by the way next time you are out and about and are unlucky enough to be attacked…you may need the assistance of your ‘EXPERTS’….me I would rather it be the help of a ‘pussie….imho…..Semper Fi

  10. Bob big Boy says:

    Straight from Saul book “Rules for Radicals”. Insult, ridicule and marginalise. Great job non coward manly non gun owner. A manly man you are. I have had a gun in my bedroom since I was 12. Some guys look at guns like they would a pair for pliers. Go ahead and confront a home invader with a smile and hope. I will cower and cry with my 10mm okay. Just remeber that guy who breaks in with a gun is really a coward……. go get em’ Tiger!

  11. Brian White says:

    I'll send him an email. I don't think he checks the comments. I know he's a gun owner and I think he has (or had) a NRA membership. I'm not sure you guys understand what sort of article you're commenting on.

  12. rfreed says:

    Actually pretty civil, responsible answers considering the article is somewhat inflammatory. A much saner discussion is being made here than happened with my story.

  13. P. Beckert says:

    The guy in the picture looks like he’s getting ready to shoot his nuts off. Is he?

  14. Nathan says:

    I am a certified firearms instructor who was trained by former law enforcement and retired CIA, college graduate, and loving husband. I must say your article is very inflammatory and hateful. I have trained many victimized women to defend themselves, and many men who want to protect themselves and their families. Some points I would like to make.
    1. As others have said, when you carry a gun, you avoid risk and confrontation like the plague. None of us ever want to use a gun on a threat, but all of us will protect our lives and the lives of the people we love with all our being.
    2. You are responsible for your own safety. I will not come to the assistance of anyone else unless it is a life or death situation, or a rape, and my family is safe. The law protects my use of force in defense of others in those cases.
    3. The Supreme Court ruled that police have no duty to protect. They are a reactionary force designed to respond after a crime has been committed. Personally, I’d prefer to have the ability to protect myself and loved ones in case the police cannot respond in time.
    4. According to the recent CDC study on gun violence in the United States, even the conservative numbers show that firearms are used to defend life over 2,000 times per day. This does not include law enforcement use, who by the way, carry a gun for the same reason. I do…….self defense.
    5. It is important to also carry less lethal options. Lethal force is not always needed and pepper spray works! I would much rather pepper spary a punk kid trying to start trouble or an animal than shoot them. Preservation of life is why we carry a gun in the first place.

    Do I wish we lived in a world where I didn’t have to strap on a couple pounds of steel every day to feel safe and protect my family, yes I do. I am a realist however and threats exisit. As long as there are bad people who will do bad things, I have the right and obligation to protect myself and my loved ones. You may not agree that guns are the answer, but if someone kicks your door down at 3am, or tries to rape a family member, stalks you, or tries to do great bodily harm to you or your loved ones, I am willing to bet that you would take a gun over a cell phone and chalk outline.

  15. Mark O'Connor says:

    The Marine Corps is a bunch of cowards because they stand up to the Taliban with M4's. LoL! Who knew?
    Honestly, the only purpose of this article is to try to solicit an angry response from a gun owner in order to write another loaded bs article. Screen shot of "they are scum" obtained. I'll add it to my growing list of anti 2a vitriol to be published when one of them cracks again, pulling a Chris Dorner.

  16. Mark O'Connor says:

    On another note, a similar poll was conducted with anti gun supporters and it found that while they could be considered brave, the word, "stupid" supported their lack of common sense when they bragged they would take fists to a gun fight. /s

  17. Natha says:

    Posted this when I woke up this morning. Isn’t here anymore so I will post again. If you are removing my comment you are the coward.

    I am a certified firearms instructor who was trained by former law enforcement and retired CIA, college graduate, and loving husband. I must say your article is very inflammatory and hateful. I have trained many victimized women to defend themselves, and many men who want to protect themselves and their families. Some points I would like to make.
    1. As others have said, when you carry a gun, you avoid risk and confrontation like the plague. None of us ever want to use a gun on a threat, but all of us will protect our lives and the lives of the people we love with all our being.
    2. You are responsible for your own safety. I will not come to the assistance of anyone else unless it is a life or death situation, or a rape, and my family is safe. The law protects my use of force in defense of others in those cases.
    3. The Supreme Court ruled that police have no duty to protect. They are a reactionary force designed to respond after a crime has been committed. Personally, I’d prefer to have the ability to protect myself and loved ones in case the police cannot respond in time.
    4. According to the recent CDC study on gun violence in the United States, even the conservative numbers show that firearms are used to defend life over 2,000 times per day. This does not include law enforcement use, who by the way, carry a gun for the same reason I do…….self defense.
    5. It is important to also carry less lethal options. Lethal force is not always needed and pepper spray works! I would much rather pepper spary a punk kid trying to start trouble or an animal than shoot them. Preservation of life is why we carry a gun in the first place.

    Do I wish we lived in a world where I didn’t have to strap on a couple pounds of steel every day to feel safe and protect my family, yes I do. I am a realist however and threats exisit. As long as there are bad people who will do bad things, I have the right and obligation to protect myself and my loved ones. You may not agree that guns are the answer, but if someone kicks your door down at 3am, or tries to rape a family member, stalks you, or tries to do great bodily harm to you or your loved ones, I am willing to bet that you would take a gun over a cell phone and chalk outline.

  18. Brian K. White says:

    @nathan – “Posted this when I woke up this morning. Isn’t here anymore so I will post again. If you are removing my comment you are the coward.”

    Well if you bothered to read the comment details, you’d know that Facebook comments aren’t moderated, and would thus appear instantly. Since you posted twice during a brief period when no mods were on to approve your comment from an unknown IP address which had zero history of commenting on the site, it was held for moderation.

    So brave, good sir. So brave.

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