An excellent article in Forbes, which is bad news for our opponents, because it’s not only fear driving the trend:
Other Gallup polls are even more interesting. The number of women gun owners in America has gone up from 13 percent in 2005 to 23 percent today. Also, the number ofÂ Democratic households with firearmsÂ in their homes skyrocketed from 30 percent in 2009 to 40 percent today.
If they want to know why Obama doesn’t talk about gun control, this is why. They also note other increases, particularly in women, and even some preliminary data that seems to show the long term decline in hunting has, at least for now, reversed itself.