I would think the ownership number is probably much higher. I am aware of many acquaintances that have weapons in their homes of which there is no governmental record and they are not unique in that regard. I don't think outsiders truly understand the degree of multi-weapon ownership in the rural & suburban South. It would not be uncommon for large numbers of households to be able to adequately arm every member of their immediate family with a sidearm and a rifle or shotgun and still have spare weapons left over. I have a lot of friends and family that certainly could.