A new Gallup poll of self-reported gun ownership shows that 47% of American adults have a firearm somewhere in their household, which is the highest the number has been since 1993.
Public support for gun rights is also at a peak, according to Gallop. And Republicans are of course more likely to own a firearm than democrats, by a margin of 55% to 42%. But even Democrat gun ownership has spiked to 40%, it highest level in eight years.
Women are also a group that has seen a surge in gun ownership, as personal adult female gun ownership was assessed in the poll at 23%, while 46% said there was a gun in their home.
You can see the full range of statistics and comparisons of the Gallup poll here.
So far in 2011, gun ownership appears alive and well.