Monday, March 11, 2013

Gun Ownership Has Decreased?

Source: General Social Survey

According to a recent posted update by the General Social Survey gun ownership in the US is actually down to an all time low.  This might sound odd given the current reports on the American news media that everyone is going out to buy a gun due to the Federal Government plans to decrease the availability of certain gun types.  It seems these reports only apply to people that have more than one gun already, and simply want to buy more for their collection.

The 'General Social Survey' has been conducted almost annually since 1972. It is the only full-probability, personal-interview survey designed to monitor changes in both social characteristics and attitudes currently being conducted in the United States. 
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