US: New report shows decline in gun ownership

Household gun ownership in the United States has dropped to its lowest level since 1977, according to a new report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC), a research group based in Washington DC. According to the report, fewer than one in three households in the country now have a gun. Josh Sugarmann of VPC said, "This new data is the latest confirmation of the ongoing, long-term trend of decreasing gun ownership in America. Despite the short-lived uptick in gun sales that occurred after the election of President Obama, the fact is that gun-free households are an increasing majority while gun-owning households are a shrinking minority".           

A summary of key findings and the full report is available here