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Overall, 39% of Americans say they live in gun-owning households, while 45% say no one in their household owns guns. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.

The FBI reports that there were nearly 40 million background checks for firearms purchases in 2020, an increase of almost 11 million from 2019. The surge of gun sales has contributed to a widespread shortage of ammunition.

Blacks in gun-owning households (45%) are more likely than whites (35%) or other minorities (32%) to say someone in their household has bought a new gun in the past year.

Whites in gun-owning households (46%) and other minorities (49%) are more likely than blacks (38%) to report they’ve recently had difficulty finding ammunition for their weapons.

— Rasmussen Reports in 35% of Gun Owners Bought More Guns in the Past Year

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