Despite a recent uptick in gun sales, the percentage of U.S. households that own guns is at its lowest level in almost four decades, a new poll has found.
A recent CBS News poll found that 36% of adults either personally own a firearm or live with someone who does–the lowest level since 1978. That’s 10% lower than gun ownership rates in 2012 and 17 points lower than 1994’s high of 53%.
The Weird Reason Why Gun Ownership in America Is at Its Lowest Point Since the 1970s
So how can gun ownership be at a record low if sales are up? Because most of the rise in gun purchases comes from existing gun owners stocking up over concerns about tighter gun laws following recent mass shootings, rather than by people buying their first gun, according to the Washington Post.
An analysis by the paper last year found that the average American gun owner owns about eight firearms
, double that in the 1990s. Similarly, a CBS News poll from March found that about 20% of gun owners owned 10 or more guns
should there be stricter guns laws
Yes much stricter33.33%
Maybe somewhat stricter back round checks red flag laws? if thats okay?  0.00%
No maybe just enforce the laws we have properly66.67%
no all gun laws are unconstitutional, and I should be able to own a bazooka and carry it to work  0.00%
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