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Inj Prev 6:263-267 doi:10.1136/ip.6.4.263
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Gun use in the United States: results from two national surveys

Table 3

Number (%) of individuals reporting a self defense gun use by reported gun ownership

1996 1999 Combined
Firearm Defensive use Total % Defensive use Total % Defensive use Total %
Personally own gun 9 457 2.0 22 618 3.6 31 1075 2.9
Gun in household 1 307 0.3 1 417 0.2 2 724 0.3
Household without gun 4 1085 0.4 6 1462 0.4 10 2547 0.4
Refuse 0 30 0.0 0 2 0.0 0 32 0.0
Excluded 26 22 48
Total 14 1905 0.7 29 2521 1.2 43 4469 1.0

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