|Girl Scouts at Gun Show|
People at gun shows tend to be a standard deviation more responsible than the average American, who tends to outclass the world population in responsibility by a good bit. Those who attend gun shows are very responsible and polite people, more educated than average, more informed about the world, more politically savvy, and with higher ethical standards.
It is hard to separate out the cause from the effect in the gun culture. Are more responsible people attracted to guns, or do guns tend to make people more responsible? It may be a complex feedback loop. Certainly, populations in the United States that have higher levels of gun ownership tend to be better educated, more prosperous, and have much lower crime rates.
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