Poll: Gun Rights Reach Record Support

September 13, 2016

In spite of the constant anti-gun rhetoric in the media and a flood of anti-gun activism across the country, a new Pew Research poll shows gun ownership in America is as strong as it has even been.

According to a new poll, 31% of those polled own a gun, which is the highest that figure has ever been in the poll’s history. On the other end, 51% said no one in their household owns a firearm, which is the lowest that figure in the poll’s history.

Via the Washington Free Beacon:

The latest United States Census Bureau estimate pegs the number of adults living in the country at 247,813,910. If Pew’s survey is correct then at least 109,038,120 Americans have a gun in their home.

The general concept of gun rights also won out over the desire to tighten gun control laws. A slim majority of respondents said it was more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns than it is to control gun ownership.

Furthermore, gun rights enjoyed more passionate support, with 46 percent of supporters saying they “strongly agreed” with the importance of protecting gun rights, while only 37 percent of gun control supporters felt the same level of intensity.

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