Skip to comments.Gallup: Self-reported gun ownership rises, especially among women, Dems
Posted on 10/28/2011 5:43:57 AM PDT by marktwain
Skeezeballs and perverts beware: Ladies have access to guns these days, and they arent afraid to talk about it.
Self-reported gun ownership is at an all-time high among women, according to Gallups annual poll on gun ownership in the United States.
According to Gallup, 43 percent of women report household gun ownership, up from 33 percent in 2009. The poll found that 23 percent of women personally own firearms.
The trend follows a rise in U.S. gun ownership in general, regardless of party affiliation or region.
Forty-seven percent of American adults say they have a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property. Thats up from 41 percent a year ago, and the highest percentage since 1993.
Republicans are still more likely to report gun ownership, but the number of Democratic gun owners spiked dramatically rising from 30 percent in 2009 to 40 percent this year.
Gallups Oct. 69 poll also determined that public support for personal gun rights is at an all-time high.
Gun sales and applications for concealed-carry permits spiked in 2009 following President Obamas election victory. And arond the same time, two significant Supreme Court cases affirmed the Second Amendment as an individual right.
Gallup cautions, however, that only time will tell if this is a trend or merely a temporary blip.
At 47%, reported gun ownership is the highest it has been in nearly two decades a finding that may be related to Americans dampened support for gun-control laws, Gallup wrote. However, to ensure that this years increase reflects a meaningful rebound in reported gun ownership, it will be important to see whether the uptick continues in future polling.
mearsured should be measured
Thank you Obama. Well done.
The Dems are feeling the heat of being outgunned. The arms race in America has begun.
Weapons? What weapons?
Why in the world would anyone “self report.” That is just stupid.
They mention that in the article, and say they cannot tell how much gun ownership changed as opposed to just the willingess to admit it.
That probably is a substantial part of the uptick.
The acceptance of guns, particularly handguns for defensive purposes, is one of the few bright spots in our current climate.
“Why in the world would anyone self report. That is just stupid.”
To a pollster? I would. I guess my goal would be to bolster the visible number of pro-gun people.
Dems owning guns isn’t a new situation. Liberals have always had guns and are buying likely at the same rate as any other group. The problem liberals have w/ guns is those they view as inferior can also have them.
A pollster has your identifying information when the poll is taken. One assumes that identifying information is stripped away before the results are tabulated, but there is no legal requirement for that to happen. Because the information exists, there is nothing preventing the misuse of that information.
What gun? Sold it years ago.
Yep - many of us want the bad guys to be unpleasantly surprised....
Mine all fell into the lake while I was fishing.
Well, considering I had to fill out numerous forms for every weapon I purchased, and I have a concealed carry permit on top of that, I guess they wouldn’t be finding out anything they didn’t already know.
Anything I ever bought on a form 4473, I lost in a very tragic boat accident. The weapons went down with the skif....all hands (guns) lost to the deep.
I, also, gots no weapons here.
It depends if they can get the Form 4473s from the individual dealers. They are kept on site, supposed to be in a fireproof file cabinet.
A CCL from Georgia stops the background check so you’re really only exposed to the extent they can browbeat the gun shop.
Additionally, you should be looking to purchasing good weapons in private sales, Craigs List, personals, etc from local papers. Before I lost all my stuff in a tragic boat accident, half of them were private acquisitions.