Survey: 57% of Republicans, 39% of Democrats Have Gun in Home

Jennifer Deasy holds her Colt Government .380 caliber pistol at the target range at Niagara Gun Range in North Tonawanda, N.Y., Thursday June 26, 2008. Americans can keep guns at home for self-defense, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in the justices' first-ever pronouncement on the meaning of gun rights under …
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A Rasmussen survey released October 7, 2020, shows that 57 percent of Republicans and 39 percent of Democrats have a gun in their home.

Rasmussen found that 37 percent of politically “unaffiliated” Americans have a gun in their home as well.

Overall, 43 percent of American adults say someone in their home owns a gun, and slightly over 1/5 of those say “they or someone in their household has purchased a gun since the violent anti-police protests began.”

Moreover, 54 percent of American adults “who live in gun-owning households say they feel more safe with a gun in the house.”

As for those who have acquired a gun since the breakout of “violent police protests” began in May, a full 90 percent say they feel safer.

Rasmussen found that minorities were more likely than whites to acquire a gun after the police protests began and American adults under 40 were more likely to get one than were “their elders.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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