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30% of American adults say they personally own a gun, and an additional 11% say they live with someone who does.

67% of gun owners say protection is a major reason why they own a firearm. Considerably smaller shares say hunting (38%), sport shooting (30%), gun collecting (13%) or their job (8%) are major reasons.

Pew Research Center

States with higher gun ownership rates have higher gun murder rates than states with lower gun ownership rates.

For every one percent increase in a state’s gun ownership rate, there is a nearly one percent increase in its firearm homicide rate.

Mother Jones

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