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Gun Ownership - United States 1980-1998

Year Adults
(18+)
(1,000's)
Adults owning Guns
(Percent) (1,000's)
1980 183,723 29.0% 53,280
1981      
1982 188,319 29.1% 54,801
1983      
1984 191,915 25.5% 48,938
1985 193,880 30.7% 59,521
1986      
1987 197,909 28.2% 55,810
1988 199,445 25.2% 50,260
1989 200,851 27.4% 55,033
1990 202,052 28.7% 57,989
1991 203,956 27.6% 56,292
1992      
1993 208,081 29.4% 61,176
1994 210,227 28.5% 59,915
1995      
1996 214,946 27.2% 58,465
1997      
1998 219,985 22.5% 49,497

Data Sources:

    Population:
      Table 14 of the 1999 Statistical Abstract of the United States - Population figures based on sum of 40% of age 15-19 and full amounts for 20 - 85+
    Gun Ownership Percentage:
      Table 8 of National Opinion Research Center, 1998 National Gun Policy Survey -- only GSS figures are reported.
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