3% of Gun Owners Own Almost Half of US Guns — Harvard

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The Guardian reports that, based on a study from Harvard and Northwestern, 3% of Americans own almost half of the guns in the United States. A group of “super owners” may own even more.

The Guardian reported:

Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every American adult, according to the most definitive portrait of US gun ownership in two decades. But the new survey estimates that 130m of these guns are concentrated in the hands of just 3% of American adults – a group of super-owners who have amassed an average of 17 guns each.


While there are an estimated 55 million American gun owners, most own an average of just three firearms, and nearly half own just one or two, according to the survey results.

Then there are America’s gun super-owners – an estimated 7.7 million Americans who own between eight and 140 guns.

Fruitful ground for the NRA.