Table 2

Time since most recent firearm acquisition among firearm owners, by firearm type and characteristics of the acquisition, 2018 California Safety and Well-being Survey (CSaWS), n=429

Within 2 years, n=98
% (95% CI)
2 to 5 years, n=50
% (95% CI)
More than 5 years, n=275
% (95% CI)
Total
T*33.0 (26.0 to 40.9)10.3 (7.1 to 14.8)56.1 (48.7 to 63.3)
Firearm type
 Handgun61.5 (46.4 to 74.6)56.9 (37.5 to 74.4)53.5 (44.7 to 62.1)56.3 (49.0, 63.4)
 Long gun38.1 (25.0 to 53.2)43.1 (25.6 to 62.5)44.8 (36.2 to 53.7)42.2 (35.1, 49.5)
Where acquired
 California84.6 (68.7 to 93.2)89.3 (76.5 to 95.6)80.1 (72.3 to 86.1)82.1 (75.8, 87.1)
 Outside California15.4 (6.8 to 31.3)10.7 (4.4 to 23.5)19.7 (13.7 to 27.6)17.2 (12.3, 23.6)
How acquired
 Purchased82.8 (70.6 to 90.7)85.2 (71.2 to 93.0)59.3 (50.6 to 67.3)69.4 (62.9, 75.2)
 Gun store65.4 (48.4 to 79.2)29.8 (16.5 to 47.9)42.0 (31.5 to 53.2)49.7 (40.7, 58.7)
 Sporting goods store18.7 (9.8 to 32.7)32.9 (17.8 to 52.6)35.2 (24.1 to 48.2)28.4 (21.0, 37.2)
 Other store/individual retailer5.9 (2.1 to 15.7)13.0 (3.6 to 37.4)8.9 (4.6 to 16.3)8.2 (4.9, 13.4)
 Private party10.0 (2.6 to 32.0)24.2 (7.9 to 54.4)14.0 (7.9 to 23.6)13.7 (8.0, 22.4)
 Non-purchased transfer17.2 (9.4 to 29.4)14.8 (7.0 to 28.8)40.4 (32.4 to 49.0)29.9 (24.1, 36.4)
 Inheritance28.1 (11.7 to 53.6)33.1 (10.2 to 68.3)61.8 (48.7 to 73.4)54.4 (42.6, 65.6)
 Gift39.2 (16.5 to 67.7)30.0 (7.3 to 70.0)24.5 (14.9 to 37.7)27.7 (18.6, 39.1)
 Tradeˉˉ8.6 (1.1 to 43.8)5.3 (1.8 to 14.5)4.5 (1.7, 11.5)
 Other32.7 (9.2 to 70.1)28.4 (7.2 to 67.0)7.7 (3.4 to 16.4)13.1 (6.2, 25.7)
  • *Row does not sum to 100% because some respondents reported not knowing when they acquired their last firearm or refused to answer this question.