The power of numbers

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:17 AM.

Wyoming has the highest percentage of gun ownership. Hawaii has the lowest percentage.

Over 43 percent of NC residents own guns.

The states with the most restrictive gun laws average 20 percent ownership: New York, California, Maryland and Illinois.

Knowledge is power. Have a safe 4th of July — and remember to watch out for those weeds!


Dorothy Royal is the owner of Surf City Guns and Ammo, mother of two wonderful children, ringmaster of a herd of miniature ponies and an avid member of the Surf City Writers Group and Topsail Book Club.

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