Up In Arms: Gallup Poll Shows Gun Ownership in U.S. Highest in Nearly 20 Years – Americans are taking advantage of their Second Amendment right to bear arms. According to a recent Gallup poll, self-reported gun ownership is at its highest since 1993. Forty-seven percent of adults report they have a gun in their home or on their property. That statistic is up from 41 percent since last year’s poll and is two to three points higher than the statistics recorded in 1993.