Why Do People Own Firearms in the United States Today?
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

Why Do People Own Firearms in the United States Today?

Following my last post about how many guns there are in America today, here I address the third of James Wright’s “Ten Essential Observations on Gun in America: Most of those (now 285 million or more) guns are owned for “socially innocuous sport and recreational purposes.” On this point, Wright’s observation in 1995 is not … Continue reading

Link to Research Paper by Authors of New Harvard/Northeastern Study of Gun Ownership
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Link to Research Paper by Authors of New Harvard/Northeastern Study of Gun Ownership

Gun control news organizations The Trace and The Guardian were recently given exclusive access to results from a 2015 National Firearms Survey conducted by researchers at Harvard and Northeastern Universities. The study is currently undergoing peer review, we are told, and will be published next year by the Russell Sage Foundation. Following a lead on … Continue reading