Eighty-three percent of NRA members and 73% of non-NRA member gun owners agree that support for Second Amendment rights goes hand-in-hand with keeping illegal guns out of the hands of criminals.1

A 2001 survey asked Americans whether they kept any firearm in or around the home, including in a vehicle. Sixty-Eight percent of respondents did not keep a firearm in or around the home, while nearly 32% did keep firearms in or around the home.2

A 2008 CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll found that a majority of Americans – 51% – support limits on the number of guns a person can own.3

  1. Dr. Frank Luntz/Word Doctors for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, America’s Gun Owners Support Common Sense Gun Laws 7 (Dec. 2009) at http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/downloads/pdf/luntz_poll_slides.pdf. ⤴︎
  2. Gun Ownership by State, Wash. Post, May 26, 2006 (publishing a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey of gun possession in the home conducted by the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics in 2001), at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/health/interactives/guns/ownership.html. ⤴︎
  3. CNN/Opinion Research Corp. Poll, Most Americans Say the Constitution Guarantees the Right to Own a Gun, Latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll Shows (June 28, 2008), available at http://www.opinionresearch.com/fileSave/CNNPR_Gun_6_28_2008.pdf. ⤴︎