Actually, US gun ownership is “at or near all-time lows"

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The chart below shows that US gun ownership is at or near all-time lows.

“Thus long-term trends suggest that we are in fact currently experiencing a waning culture of guns and violence in the United States.  This is undoubtedly helping to dampen the public’s support forboth gun control and the death penalty.  There are growing partisan gaps on attitudes regarding the two policies, but enthusiasm for both has declined recently in lockstep with the drop in crime and violence.  The total effects of these trends on opinion and policy remain to be seen, but one thing is clear: they defy easy ideological explanation.”

Via Patrick Egan.

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