How many gun owners are there in the United States of America?
Some recent estimates:
- A 2011 Gallup poll estimates that 47 percent of US households own a gun.
- A 2007 Small Arms Survey estimates there are 88.7 guns per 100 Americans (#1 in the world for guns per capita)
- A 2010 estimate from the NRA states "Privately owned firearms in the U.S.: Approaching 300 million, including nearly 100 million handguns. The number of firearms rises over 4 million annually."
"America" is a region referring to the two continents, and the "United States" or "United States of America" is a country. America, when used appropriately, refers to the western hemisphere consisting of North America, Central America, and South America. "America" is often inappropriately used interchangeably with "United States." While many in the United States of America and other countries generally refer to the country as America and US residents/citizens as Americans, it is a misappropriation…
In probably when the DI (Declaration of Independence) was signed it was the United States of America, so US is short for United States of America or it can be called USA. Another answer: Because US is short for USA, which stands for United States of America. Besides, there are many other countries in America. America was originally the name for the entire Western Hemisphere