Survey: More keep guns at home for protection

March 13, 2013 7:15:31 AM PDT
A new poll from the Pew Research Center finds that more Americans are keeping guns in their homes for protection rather than hunting.

According to the poll, 48% of gun owners keep their weapons for protection compared with 32% who say they own a firearm for hunting purposes.

Back in 1999, an ABC New/Washington Post poll found that only 26% of gun owners kept a gun for protection compared to 49% who said they used their weapon mainly for hunting.