Gun Control Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Gun Owners of America (G.O.A.), Defending the Truth
Research Date: October 2nd, 2014

Gun control generally refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms.

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Gun Control Statistics (US Based)
Percent of households that own a gun42.5%
Percent of adults who own a gun32%
Percent of adults who own a handgun18%
Number of households who own a gun50 million
Number of adults who own a gun75 million
Number of adults who own a handgun42.5 million
 A 2005 nationwide Gallup poll of 1,012 adults found the following levels of firearm ownership
Percentage of males who own a firearm47%
Percentage of females who own a firearm13%
Percent of non-whites who own a firearm18%
Percent of Republicans who own a firearm41%
Percent of Independents who own a firearm27%
Percent of Democrats who own a firearm23%
Percent of people claiming firearm was purchased for protection67%
Percent of people claiming firearm was purchased for target shooting66%
Percent of people claiming firearm was purchased for hunting41%

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