The numbers and the trend surprised me too. The graphs are derived from data obtained in the General Social Survey (website here). There is discussion of the significance and implications at Think Progress, via The Dish.
Household gun ownership has continued its decades-long decline, hitting a new low in 2010 according to new national survey data from the General Social Survey... Read Post
The number of households with firearms may be down, but gun sales and the publications that glorify them are booming: Guns and Ammo reaches 575,000. American Rifleman, 1.6 million. As readers flee most magazines, gun publications ar... Read Post
Nate Silver breaks down gun ownership by political affiliation: In 1973, about 55 percent of Republicans reported having a gun in their household against 45 percent of Democrats, according to the General Social Survey, a biennial po... Read Post