Survey of Gun Ownership

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    Survey of Gun Ownership

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    Press Image of Gun Owner Not Far Off, Except for All Those Women

    By E&P Staff

    Published: January 04, 2005 10:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK A Gallup Poll released this morning reveals that the average American owns 1.7 guns, with the average gun owner possessing 4.4 of them. The press is quick to promote stereotypes of the average gun owner as a white male, most likely Republican, living in a rural area or the South. But how well does reality match the image? The new Gallup Poll shows that the stereotype is not that far off, but with several twists.

    For one thing, one out of three American women say they own a gun. That's not much below the overall mark of 40% for all American adults.

    As for other elements of the stereotype: More than half (53%) of Republicans own guns, compared with 36% of political independents and 31% of Democrats. Whites are more likely than nonwhites to own (44% and 24%, respectively), according to Gallup.

    Residents of the South are significantly more likely than those living in other regions to report owning a gun. More than half of those living in rural areas (56%) own a gun, compared with 40% of suburbanites and 29% of those living in urban areas.

    From 1959 through 1993, an average of 47% of Americans reported having a gun in their homes. Since that time, household gun ownership has dropped to an average of 40%.

    Gallup also asked those with guns in their households about the total number of guns they have. A majority of gun owners (62%) have more than one gun on their properties, including 29% who say they have five or more guns.

    But do guns make you safer? “Americans are divided on the topic,” Gallup reports, with 46% saying that having a gun in the home makes it a more dangerous place to be, and 42% saying guns make households safer.


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    It matches me to a "T" except the 4.4 gun part. I might have a couple more than that.

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    im same way prety much matches me also but that 4.4 guns isnt right :)

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    Originally posted by Tc300mag1
    im same way prety much matches me also but that 4.4 guns isnt right :)
    I think it's a typo, but I'm still a bit above 44 guns. :D

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    "average gun owner possessing 4.4 of them"

    I always like being above average.

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    my .44 arrived today does that count??? I have more than 4.4 weapons in my house. Not including the mutts. :kay:

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    Originally posted by APachon
    my .44 arrived today does that count??? I have more than 4.4 weapons in my house. Not including the mutts. :kay:

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    Ooops I misunderstood again. So I have 4 .44's. So I guess I'm still a little higher than the 1.7 average. ;)

    Now I have to ask myself why I have 4 .44's. Hmmmm.:huh:

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    Scott, pics please...

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    Originally posted by APachon
    Scott, pics please...

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    I just remembered I have 5 .44s. My bad. None of them look as cool as your new PC 629 though. I'll have to locate some of my low resolution pictures for here so I don't burn up bandwidth. Here is a picture of my "coolest" one to date. It is one of the commemoratives from 1985. It is not one of the 100 special run, but one of the 2500 run. Those are pearlite grips that came with it when I bought it. I have some better pics of it, just not handy.


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    Really nice Scott! I have a smith .44, believe its got a 5" barrel not sure. Will check it out soon though.

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