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POLL: Wargaming's Relation to Gun Control?


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sturmkraehe Inactive Member writes:

"Never thought speculation and intellectual gymnastics were taboo here. An extreme hypothesis? Is the topic of firearms that much of a red flag?"

With all due respect, are you being deliberately obtuse? The ownership and control of firearms is right up there with abortion rights and racial desegregation for political hot buttons. Making sweeping generalizations about a cultural sub-group (British wargamers)is about the surest way in these parts to raise a red flag regardless of your intentions.

And, yes, it is my opinion that your hypothesis is extreme. Given the extremely negative results of your poll it seems that the majority of those casting their votes here feel the same way, but I will agree that that is merely my opinion. (shrug)

"I don't think …that a heritage/education of military history could influence hobby related pastime."

Not sure I understand your point here. Can you clarify?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes - strong correlation
3
1%
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yes - mild correlation
15
3%
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yes - mild reverse correlation
9
2%
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yes - strong reverse correlation
3
1%
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no
493
90%
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no opinion
27
5%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo Dentatus Supporting Member of TMP Fezian wonders:

I read recently that the UK is actually the single largest military miniatures/wargames market in the world. One thought lead to another and now I'd like to know...

Do you think wargaming is more popular in countries with much more strict gun control laws? Given the U.S. laws and attitudes towards personal firearms, hunting and recreational shooting, is less of the pseudo/semi-military, male-oriented, disposable income available for wargame purchases and activities? Is the American male gamer offered other outlets for military-related recreation?

Or is it the general decline in the U.S. education system in subjects like history that renders military and historical pursuits unattractive or uninteresting?

Or are there other unrelated cultural causes that make the hobby more plausible/popular in other countries?

Do you see a relation between wargaming popularity and gun control laws?

yes - strong correlation

I see a strong relationship between gun control laws and wargaming popularity.

yes - mild correlation

I see a mild relationship between gun control laws and wargaming popularity.

yes - mild reverse correlation

I see a mild reverse relationship between gun control laws and wargaming popularity.

yes - strong reverse correlation

I see a strong reverse relationship between gun control laws and wargaming popularity.

no

I see no relationship.

no opinion

I have no opinion.