The Transom, Ben Domenech, June 23, 2017

Wide gulf in attitudes, experiences separates people who own guns from those who don’t.  “About 30% of Americans own a gun, and most of those more than one. A roughly equal number not only don’t own a firearm, but say they can’t see themselves ever having one. Among those who do own guns, about half say that all or most of the people they know also are gun owners, and about eight in 10 say that at least some of their friends own guns, as well. Among those who don’t own guns, only one in 10 say that all or most of their friends own weapons.

“The numbers, from a major new study of gun ownership and attitudes toward guns by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, depict two camps that have become isolated from each other, even as the share of Americans who own a gun has declined in recent decades.” That study is here.