A cross-sectional examination of US gun ownership and support for gun control measures: Sociodemographic, geographic, and political associations explored

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A cross-sectional examination of US gun ownership and support for gun control measures: Sociodemographic, geographic, and political associations explored

Category: Firearm Policies|Journal: Preventive Medicine (full text)|Author: E Oraka, F Seibert, L Anderson, S Strasser, S Tummalapally, T Burgess|Year: 2019

Highlights

22.1% of US adults are gun owners and 72.5% favor permit-to-purchase legislation.

55.4% of US gun owners also favor permit-to-purchase legislation.

US gun owners are more likely to be male, non-Hispanic white, and conservative.

Women, minorities, and liberals tend to favor of permit-to-purchase legislation.

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