Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Armed Counties

I've seen this map before, and it makes its way around the internet occasionally.  Orignally put up by Reddit user Ramesses Deux, it purports to show the most armed counties in the US.  Surprisingly, the state with the most red spaces on the map doesn't have counties at all.  Louisiana has six parishes on the list, though.

Coming in 5th in the nation is my home of Rapides Parish, LA with 126,337 residents, and 52.8 of them report as owning a gun.  That doesn't surprise me at all, and if anything, I suspect that the count is a little bit low.

You can see the whole list here, and the article from Wide Open Spaces is here.

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