Gun Ownership: The Numbers

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    Gun Ownership: The Numbers

    I thought this was neat... a little outdated but still neat all the same.

    Gun Ownership: The Numbers: Their Aim is True: Taking stock of America's real gun - Reason Magazine

    According to widely varying estimates, there are between 77 million and 90 million gun owners in the United States. Here are some of their characteristics.

    39 Percentage of Americans reporting a gun in their home

    47 Percentage of men reporting a gun in their home

    27 Percentage of women reporting a gun in their home

    40 Percentage of whites reporting a gun in their home

    19 Percentage of non-whites reporting a gun in their home

    46 Percentage of Southerners reporting a gun in their home

    39 Percentage of Midwesterners reporting a gun in their home

    26 Percentage of Easterners reporting a gun in their home

    33 Percentage of Westerners reporting a gun in their home

    52 Percentage of rural residents reporting a gun in their home

    36 Percentage of suburban residents reporting a gun in their home

    25 Percentage of urban residents reporting a gun in their home

    67 Percentage of Americans who have ever fired a gun

    86 Percentage of men who have ever fired a gun

    51 Percentage of women who have ever fired a gun

    66 Percentage of gun owners who own guns for target shooting

    65 Percentage of gun owners who own guns for protection against crime

    59 Percentage of gun owners who own guns for hunting

    62 Percentage of gun owners who own a rifle

    59 Percentage of gun owners who own a shotgun

    64 Percentage of gun owners who own a handgun

    4 Average number of firearms possessed by gun owners

    (Sources: Gallup Polls of 1,012 adults from August 29-September 5, 2000; and 1,054 adults from February 8-9, 1999)

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