A poll released Wednesday finds that 47 percent of American adults have a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property.
This number is up from 41 percent a year ago and is the highest Gallup has recorded since 1993.
Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say they have a gun in their household: 55 percent to 40 percent.
Here is a tidbit from Gallup that I found interesting: Gun ownership is more common in the South (54 percent) and Midwest (51 percent) than in the East (36 percent) or West (43 percent). I would have thought the percentage for the West would have been higher.
To read the poll, click here.
— Phil Drake