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Latest NBC Survey Shows 52% of American Households Own a Gun

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 2/19/2024
In the ten years from February 2013 to November 2023, the household gun ownership rate has grown from 42% to 52%. It is a six percentage point increase since 2019. Republicans and Democrats have seen the same 11 percentage point increase, though gun ownership has fallen among Independents.


While white gun ownership has increased by three percentage points between 2019 and 2023, the gun ownership rate for blacks has soared by 17 percentage points from 24% to 41%.