|Above graphic from yesterday's Political profile of gun owners in the OC Register.|
Not among Republicans: a slightly smaller proportion of Republican households now own guns (still about 50%)—but the rate has essentially remained flat. Meanwhile, among Independent and especially Democratic households, gun ownership (per household) has plummeted to under 30%. Among Democrats, it has declined to just over 20%.
I draw two conclusions. First, that gun ownership is in rapid decline in the U.S.
Given the large number of guns sold, it appears that gun owners buy more guns than they once did. There's fewer people buying more guns.
That brings me to my second conclusion: that lots of members of the G.O.P. are fuckin' nuts.
If you haven't seen this, you should. (Pratt is the Ex. Director of Gun Owners of America. Evidently, Morgan is no fan of the organization.)
|From the Washington Post|