FatWhiteMan sent me the link to this fascinating article about gun purchases. But his accompanying remark to me was the best part of it.
Here is a neat chart I found. I am sure you can pervert it to your own agenda, especially the handgun part of the Southeast :)
Rather than provide a lengthy analysis of the handgun purchases in the Southeast and how they obviously feed the iron pipeline, I actually find the shotgun folks up north more interesting. And it was not lost on me that FatWhiteMan himself resides within the confines of shotgun heaven. My question is, why. Why do folks in Ohio and its neighboring Great Lakes States buy so many shotguns? Is there a psychological explanation?
It's definitely a fun chart which I accept from FatWhiteMan as an early Christmas present and offer to you in the same spirit.
Merry Christmas everybody.