John Lott: Problems with using the General Social Survey to measure gun ownership

Mar 4, 2016 | 0 comments

UPDATE: Gallup claims that household ownership of guns in 2014 stands at 42 percent. This implies that about 134 million Americans live in households with guns. Original: The New York Times cites the General Social Survey to claim that the gun ownership rate is low and falling.It is an impressive drop, and many have used it to claim that while gun sales have increased, the increase has taken the form of more guns being owned by a smaller and smaller number of people. In a July 31 article, CNN stated it this way:A decreasing number of American gun …read more