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Inj Prev 13:15-19 doi:10.1136/ip.2006.013607
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The US gun stock: results from the 2004 national firearms survey

Table 1

 Demographic characteristics of firearm owners

n Owns any firearm, n = 726 (%) Owns both handguns and long guns, n = 322 (%) Owns handguns only, n = 127 (%) Owns long guns only, n = 215 (%)
Total 2770 26 12 5 8
Age (years)
    <25 216 16 6 3 7
    25–44 903 26 11 5 8
    45–64 1058 30 15 5 8
    ⩾65 545 27 12 5 7
Sex
    Male 1363 42 20 5 13
    Female 1407 11 3 4 3
Race
    White 2178 30 14 4 9
    Non-white 592 15 5 5 3
Marital status
    Single 953 18 7 4 6
    Married or living with partner 1786 30 14 5 8
Community
    Urban 687 18 8 5 5
    Suburban 1161 23 10 5 7
    Rural 872 37 18 4 11
Education
    High school or less 920 26 10 3 10
    Some college/associated degree 930 29 12 6 8
    Bachelors or higher 904 23 12 4 5
Annual income
    <US$40000 1120 21 8 4 8
    >US$40000 1282 30 15 6 8
Military service
    Veteran 404 53 27 8 12
    Current military 40 31 14 4 8
    No 2316 22 9 4 7
Political views
    Liberal 594 16 7 4 4
    Moderate 861 26 11 5 9
    Conservative 1019 32 16 6 8
Region
    Northeast 530 17 7 2 7
    Midwest 635 27 12 3 10
    South 986 32 14 7 8
    West 619 24 10 5 6
Child aged <18 years
    Yes 1016 27 12 4 9
    No 1749 26 12 5 7
Parents had a gun at home
    Yes 1647 40 18 6 12
    No 1103 7 3 2 2

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