Large increase in handgun ownership

Estimated number of guns added to the firearm stock

1994

65 million

192 million

Handguns

2015

111 million

265 million

71% increase

Total firearms only increased 38%

1994

65 million

192 million

Handguns

2015

111 million

265 million

71% increase

Total firearms only increased 38%

Source: "The Stock and Flow of US Firearms: Results from the 2015 National Firearm Survey"
Graphic: Jan Diehm/The Guardian