Just 3% of Americans own nearly half of all guns, survey finds
Just 3 percent of Americans own nearly half of all the guns in the country, and there's at least one gun for every American adult, a new study has found.
Of the 265 million guns in the United States, 133 million are owned by just 3 percent of Americans, according to a forthcoming survey by Harvard and Northeastern University researchers. Its preliminary findings were released by The Guardian and The Trace Monday.
One of the most notable findings is that there are more guns out there, but a smaller fraction of Americans who own them. Since 1994, the percentage of Americans who own guns has gone down from 25% to 22%. But there are 70 million more guns in circulation, the survey's results show.