#GunSales Spike, 44% of All US Households Now Own Guns! ⋆ The #Constitution
Gun sales may be on the rise, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into higher rates of gun ownership among households. Recent polls on gun ownership have shown a general declineof households who own guns.
A CBS poll conducted in June – after Omar Mateen killed over four dozen people at an Orlando nightclub – showed that gun ownership had hit an all-time low of 36 percent. The survey asked a pool of 1,001 Americans.
The gun ownership rate had remained relatively unchanged from January of 1978 until the same month in 1994, which saw a slight uptick from 51% (in 1978) to 53%. Since then, gun ownership began declining in the country, with June of 2016 seeing the lowest it’s been in nearly 40 years.
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