Everyone knows that Americans love their gun. ESPECIALLY if you are a conservative. We love them so much that we have doubled the average of guns owned a decade ago!
That number is about 8.1 guns per household.
How could we possibly know that, you ask? A recent study conducted by Harvard/Northwestern University shows that an estimated 319 million American citizens own a total of 265 million guns.
Although from 1994 to 2016 the number of Americans who own guns decreased from 25% to 22% — and has in fact been declining over the past 20 years — FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System data show that gun sales set new records for the past 18 straight months through November.
This basically just translates into there being higher gun sales but fewer households with guns. This means that there could have only been an increase in guns owned by gun owners.