Comment: Some of what you say is plausible, but I think your 60%

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Some of what you say is plausible, but I think your 60%

estimate being turned in for such things as having the cable cut off are just plain silly.

Would 60% of the population give them up for such a reason? Possibly. But 60% doesn't own a gun. The odds that the set of people who would turn them in for such a minor reason and the set of people who presently own a gun overlap are slightly over nil.

I'm allowing for the possibility of some small number to do this, but no where near 60%.

Your assumption on the impact of people losing television is based on the entire population - but we here are only concerned about the GUN OWNING population. They are a far different breed than the general citizen.

Any "turning in" you do see, will be more than likely people who never paid for them (stole them, received them as gifts, inheritance, etc.) and/or who didn't really care if they had them in the first place.

I would say this comprises a slim proportion of the gun owning population.