Photo:  Alex Andrews  via  Unsplash  (Creative Commons license)

Photo: Alex Andrews via Unsplash (Creative Commons license)

This second release from our nonpartisan, nationally representative survey provides new information about the American public’s opinions about gun policies and behaviors among people who own guns (or live with those who do).

WHAT AMERICANS KNOW ABOUT GUN-RELATED DEATHS

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. died in gun-related homicides, suicides and accidental discharges in 2017. However, most Americans—more than 75%—don’t know which of those circumstances was the leading cause of death by firearm. Read more here.

HOW AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT LOCKING THEIR GUNS

When it comes to storing firearms, more than three-quarters of Americans support mandating that guns be stored with a lock in place; that number includes two-thirds of gun owners and more than 70% of Republicans. Read more here.

READ OUR FIRST RELEASE ABOUT AMERICANS’ STRONG SUPPORT FOR “RED FLAG” LAWS

 

 

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