TABLE 1.

Frequency of Gun-Ownership and -Storage Variables in the Survey Population and Its Subgroups

Variablen = 522With Children <16 y (n = 402)Without Children (n = 120)Urban (n = 238)Rural (n = 284)
Firearms in the home22.4% (117)20% (82)29% (35)13% (30)31% (87)
Handguns in the home12% (61)9.5% (38)19.2% (23)10% (24)13% (37)
Firearms for self-defense7% (35)5% (20)12.5% (15)7% (17)6% (18)
Long guns in the home14.5% (75)15% (58)14% (17)3% (8)24% (67)
Firearms for hunting/sport13% (68)13% (53)12.5% (15)3% (7)20% (61)
Subnumber of firearm owners11782353087
Stores all guns locked/locked up22% (26)20% (16)29% (10)30% (9)20% (17)
Stores all locked, separate from ammo8% (9)6% (5)11% (4)010% (9)
Stores any unlocked78% (91)80% (66)71% (25)70% (21)80% (70)
    Any loaded.8% (1)03% (1)3% (1)0
    Any with ammo11% (13)4% (3)29% (10)13% (4)10% (9)
    All separate from ammo66% (77)77% (63)40% (14)53% (16)70% (61)