Share of households with guns drops, survey finds – Boston Globe

The share of American households with guns has declined over the past four decades, a national survey shows, with some of the most surprising drops in the South and the Western mountain states, where guns are deeply embedded in the culture.

The gun ownership rate has fallen across a broad cross section of households since the early 1970s, according to data from the General Social Survey, a public opinion survey conducted every two years that asks a sample of American adults if they have guns at home, among other questions. (More)

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Today @NCCapitol (March 11): Voter ID, MetLife and fracking were in the news this weekend – WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — Good morning and welcome to Today @NCCapitol for Monday, March 11 – Sunshine Day for those of us who work with government records. This is WRAL’s roundup of what you need to know about North Carolina state government this morning.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Both the House and Senate are scheduled to hold floor sessions at 7 p.m. today. No committee meetings are on today’s calendar. (More)