Gun Owner 'Math'

Apr 22, 2016 | 0 comments

This notional illustration above reflects the relative percentages of U.S. citizens who own a firearm (blue) and criminals who use a firearm in the commission of a crime (red).

Because even professional statisticians have difficulty reporting finite numbers of firearm owners, this illustration is only meant to portray a sense of scale.

The Gallup Poll and Pew Research statistics listed in the end notes of my book ( NRA…The Rest of the Story ) report that about 40% of today’s U.S. population of 316 million own a firearm—126 million.