3% of adults own half the nation’s guns

Gun “super-owners” are on the rise.

According to a study by Harvard and Northeastern University study obtained by the Guardian, three percent of American adults own half of the guns in the United States. This group of 7.7 million “super-owners” has between eight and 140 guns each, according to the survey.

The Census Bureau estimates there are about 247 million adults in the U.S. So according to the survey’s results, 7.7 million Americans own an average of about 17 guns each.


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