More than half of U. S. gun owners do not safely store their guns

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More than half of U. S. gun owners do not safely store their guns

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:00 am

More than half of U. S. gun owners do not safely store their guns
Date: February 25, 2018
Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Summary: More than half of gun owners do not safely store all their guns, according to a new survey of 1,444 U.S. gun owners.
More than half of gun owners do not safely store all their guns, according to a new survey of 1,444 U.S. gun owners conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The survey, believed to be the first nationally representative sample in 15 years to examine gun storage practices in U.S. households, found that 54 percent of gun owners reported not storing all their guns safely. The internet-based survey was fielded by the survey research firm GfK Knowledge Networks between March 15 and April 13, 2016.

The survey defined safe storage as all guns stored in a locked gun safe, cabinet or case, locked into a gun rack or stored with a trigger lock or other lock. This definition is based on research showing these practices reduce the risk of unauthorized access or use.

The findings will be published Feb. 22 in the American Journal of Public Health.

"Household gun ownership can increase the risk of homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings in the home, but practicing safe storage for all guns reduces these risks," says lead study author Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor with the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. "The survey findings indicate a real public health emergency. More than half of gun owners in the U.S. are not storing all of their guns safely -- in a locked gun safe, cabinet or case, locked into a gun rack, or secured with a trigger lock."
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Post by Gord » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:17 pm

But if you store them safely, only criminals will be safe!
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Post by Lance Kennedy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:02 pm

A previous study showed that storing guns reduced suicide. In a home where a gun is readily available, the odds on one of your children suiciding is ten times as high compared to no guns. In a home with guns in a locked gun safe, it is only double.

If you truly want your teenage offspring to shoot himself, keep a gun readily available.

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Post by TJrandom » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:36 am

How dare they conduct research on gun safety - freedom hating perverts! :roll:

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Post by Gord » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:25 am

Lance Kennedy wrote:If you truly want your teenage offspring to shoot himself, keep a gun readily available.
What if I want the neighbour's teenage offspring to shoot himself? Will simply storing it in an outdoor shed do, or must I post a sign?
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Post by Lance Kennedy » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:23 am

Gord

If you hate him, he probably hates you too. Making a gun available will be very effective, in getting him to shoot YOU.

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Lance Kennedy wrote:Gord

If you hate him, he probably hates you too. Making a gun available will be very effective, in getting him to shoot YOU.
"Casually dismissive" doesn't really equate to "hate". Gord might be doing him a service.
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Post by Gord » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:21 am

Oh he hates everyone. But mostly the jews.
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Post by Gord » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:53 pm

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Post by scrmbldggs » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:20 pm

A safer store for guns.(Somewhat offtopic. :-P)
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Post by Gord » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:48 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:A safer store for guns.(Somewhat offtopic. :-P)
Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods say they won't sell guns to customers under 21, and both are putting new restrictions on ammunition sales.
For a second I was all like, "there's a sporting goods store called Walmart and Dick's?" but then I was like, oh, okay, I get it now.
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Post by TJrandom » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:15 pm

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