- The bad news first: The U.S. is still the country with the highest rate of gun ownership in the world. Second place is Yemen, so that tells you the kind of company we keep. And they have half the rate. However, there is good news:
- In 1973, there were guns in roughly 1 in 2 U.S. households; by 2010 that had dropped to 1 in 3 households.
- In 1980, nearly 1 in 3 Americans owned a gun; by 2010 that had dropped to 1 in 5.
- "One reason that gun ownership is declining, nationwide, might be that high-school shooting clubs and rifle ranges at summer camps are no longer common."
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Happiness is a warm gun - to fewer people
Great article in The New Yorker about America's gun culture, and almost in passing it mentions some superb statistics:
Posted by Jesse Richards at 9:11 AM