The gallup polls shows 34% individual ownership.
It's interesting, because I've read that the estimated number of firearms in the US is about 270 million. 34% of individuals would be about 100 million. The implication being that the average gun owner owns 2.7 guns.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.