Gun Facts

  • Firearms are classified in three broad categories: handgun, rifle, shotgun (Agresti, 2010).
  • As of 2010, roughly 300 million homeowners in American owned guns, 100 million of which were handguns (Agresti, 2010).
  • In 2008, about 16, 272 murders were commited; 67% with firearms (Agresti, 2010).
Category

 Percentage Owning

a Firearm

Households

 42%

Individuals

 30%

Male

 47%

Female

 13%

White

 33%

Nonwhite

 18%

Republican

 41%

Independent

 27%

Democrat

 23%

(Agresti, 2010)

Protection Against Crime  67%
Target Shooting  66%
Hunting  58%

(Agresti, 2010)

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