NBC News recently published a piece titled, “Poll: Gun ownership reaches record high with American electorate.”
According to the article, “More than half of American voters — 52% — say they or someone in their household owns a gun, per the latest NBC News national poll.” The item went on to explain, “That’s the highest share of voters who say that they or someone in their household owns a gun in the history of the NBC News poll, on a question dating back to 1999.”
Moreover, this widespread gun ownership crosses the political divide. independents reported (45 percent) that they or someone in their household owns a firearm, while Democrats confirmed (41 percent) the same.
America’s burgeoning firearm-owning households are also diverse. The NBC piece reported that 41 percent of Black respondents reported living in a gun-owning household, which is “a 17-point increase among that group in just four years.”
Micah Roberts of Public Opinion Strategies, who helped conduct the poll, told NBC News, “In the last ten years, we’ve grown [10 points] in gun ownership. That’s a very stunning number.”
As shocking as some might find that figure, there is good reason to believe that the number of gun owner households is far higher than the poll reported.
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