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American Gun Ownership at Highest Level in Almost 20 Years

Even Democrat gun ownership has risen to its highest level in eight years.

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.

The new data comes from Gallup's October 6-9th crime poll. Below are the charted results of gun ownership by year:

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.

One last thing…
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