According to the Small Arms Survey, there are 393 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States. This number has increased since 2011 when there were 88 million guns. The survey, conducted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, estimates that the number of guns in circulation increased by nearly a million. According to the data, there are approximately 11 million people, including children, who live in households with firearms. About half of these people are women and 40 percent are black or Hispanic.
The survey is based on a national survey of gun ownership. The study found that about 32% of American adults are gun owners, including family members. The study found that the average American household possesses eight firearms. According to this statistic, America is the world’s largest gun market, with roughly 40% of the world’s private-owned firearms being owned by US citizens.
According to the data, 79% of all murders in the United States were committed with a firearm. This is higher than the rate in most countries. This number also includes deaths from mass shootings, which are harder to measure. However, the FBI is tracking active shooter incidents.
As the demand for firearms rises, the production of firearms has increased dramatically. Assault rifles and semi-automatic rifles are generating much of the industry’s growth. This is largely due to increased marketing of the firearms as self-defense and recreational weapons.
As a result, gun deaths are a serious problem in the U.S., particularly among young people. Guns are one of the leading causes of death among youth in the United States. In addition to school shootings, gun violence is also prevalent in homes and neighborhoods.
According to a Pew Research Center report, four in ten men and two-thirds of women report owning firearms, and the rate is higher among white men and rural residents. The rates of gun ownership are significantly lower among non-whites and among people of color.
The education gap between gun owners and non-owners is even more marked. Three-quarters of adults without a college education own firearms, compared to nearly half of those with a bachelor’s degree. In contrast, only one-third of gun owners live in rural areas.
The number of firearms per capita varies greatly from state to state. The lowest per capita rate is in Rhode Island and New York, while the highest per capita rate is in Wyoming. With 132,806 firearms registered in the state, Wyoming is the guniest state in the country. New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Virginia all have higher gun ownership rates.
The United States is regulated by federal law, with additional state laws regulating gun ownership. However, some states are stricter than others. The Second Amendment limits the federal government’s ability to regulate guns, while the Tenth Amendment reserves certain powers to the states. As a result, gun culture and statistics vary across the country.