Is gun ownership on decline in the United States? You’d be hard pressed to make that argument to someone who has been to a gun show lately, or to someone who waded through the swarm of red bags and milk crates at SHOT Show, or even to someone that has been shopping for .22 LR ammunition online.
I mean, .22 LR ammo has become so scarce that we’re approaching pro-liberty-Democrat levels of rare – we know there’s some out there, we just can’t find it. Is there a supply problem? Most definitely. But there’s also significant demand…
In the latest video from NRA News commentator Billy Johnson, he talks about the alleged decline of gun ownership. Is it real, and more importantly, does it matter?
Last spring, the New York Times published an article that touted a four-decade-long decline in gun ownership. This article is often used by gun control advocates to argue that reasonable gun control is being blocked by a small, but vocal minority. It’s based on data from the 2012 General Social Survey that shows gun ownership in the U.S. has declined from 49 percent of households owning a gun in 1973 to 34 percent in 2012.