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66 Percent of Gun Owners Favor Allowing Teachers to Carry Guns

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Sixty-six percent of gun owners believe teachers and other officials should be allowed to carry guns in elementary, middle, and high schools.[1] This shouldn’t be a surprise since 67 percent of gun owners see protection as a major reason for owning a gun.

This is one of many policy areas where those who own guns disagree with those who don’t. Just 35 percent of non-gun owners like the idea of letting teachers and school officials carry guns.

Wednesday’s Number of the Day showed that 42 percent of Americans live in a home with a gun. Most non-gun owners can see themselves buying a gun at some point in the future.

But there are vast geographic differences in ownership. People in urban areas and in the Northeast are far less likely than the rest of the country to be in a gun-owning household.

There are few areas of policy agreement between gun owners and non-owners. However, both groups tend to agree on the need for background checks, keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, and barring people on the no-fly list from buying a gun.

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Footnotes:

  1. Pew Research Center, "America’s Complex Relationship With Guns," June 22, 2017

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