The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

Almost half of Americans live in homes with guns: this proportion has grown during the pandemic

Eighteen percent of US households have purchased guns since the start of the pandemic (March 2020-March 2022), according to new data from a NORC study at the University of Chicago, increasing the percentage of American adults living in homes with guns to 46% (from 37% in 2019). During this period, one in 20 American adults (5%) purchased a gun for the first time. The edition told in more detail NORC.

Photo: Shutterstock

According to the FBI, between 2010 and 2019, an average of 13 million guns were sold legally in the United States annually, and in 2020-2021, annual sales of weapons increased to about 20 million.

“The increase in gun sales during the pandemic was almost equally driven by people buying them for the first time and those who already owned them purchasing additional gear,” said NORC’s John Roman. “The new gun owners during the pandemic were much younger and of non-white races compared to those who had them in pre-pandemic America.”

Pre-pandemic gun proficiency:

  • under 45 years old - 41%;
  • people of non-white races - 26%;
  • homeowners - 84%;
  • married - 58%.

Gun ownership during the pandemic:

  • under 45 years old - 86%;
  • people of non-white races - 69%;
  • homeowners - 49%;
  • married - 32%.

On the subject: Texans were allowed to openly carry weapons in public places: no license or training

This jump was the second largest gun ownership in the last 50 years. It was not until 1990 that the gun ownership rate reached 47%.

Despite the demographic differences between US gun owners, NORC experts found that the two groups have similar views on gun control policy.

Both new U.S. gun owners and those who purchased them before the pandemic support more liberal gun policies than non-owners.

This category includes: increasing the concealed carry of weapons, reducing waiting periods before buying weapons, allowing teachers and school officials to carry weapons in schools.

Concealed Carry extension support:

  • people who bought weapons for the first time during the pandemic - 68%;
  • gun owners - 68%;
  • people who do not own weapons - 36%.

Allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns in schools is supported by:

  • people who bought weapons for the first time during the pandemic - 69%;
  • gun owners - 60%;
  • people who do not own weapons - 32%.

You may be interested in: top New York news, stories of our immigrants and helpful tips about life in the Big Apple -read it all on ForumDaily New York

Reducing waiting periods before buying weapons is supported by:

  • people who bought weapons for the first time during the pandemic - 65%;
  • gun owners - 49%;
  • people who do not own weapons - 38%.

Concealed carry without permission is supported by:

  • people who bought weapons for the first time during the pandemic - 41%;
  • gun owners - 41%;
  • people who do not own weapons - 16%.

“The attitude of new buyers towards gun control is very similar to the attitude of gun owners in the US before the pandemic,” Roman said. “Whether they bought guns because of existing gun control beliefs or whether gun ownership changed their political outlook is unknown, but it is noteworthy that the political stances of new gun owners are very different from those who don’t.”

The survey was conducted on March 3-7, 2022, it included 1106 interviewers. The error can be 3,85%.

Read also on ForumDaily:

Why Airplane Seats Are So Uncomfortable and How a Passenger Can Make the Flight Comfortable

A great solution for new migrants: how to get money without having a credit history in the USA

How To Save On US Health Care: Three Important Tips

The secrets of air travel: the best places on the plane for passengers with aerophobia

'Lemon Law': An incredibly useful rule in the US that many immigrants do not know about

Top 14 Rules in English You Can Safely Ignore

In the U.S. USA weapon
Subscribe to ForumDaily on Google News

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the "Display Priority" option and read us first. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our РєР ° РЅР ° Р »РІ Telegram - there are many interesting things. And join thousands of readers ForumDaily Woman и ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information. 



 
1182 requests in 2,238 seconds.