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Ammunition kept locked up (GT 1 firearm, other ammo in home)

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who keep firearms in or around their home, own more than one firearm, and keep ammunition in or around their home, GUN2AMLOCK reports how much of the ammunition is kept in a locked place. Response categories include all, some, or none.

GUN2AMLOCK is part of a series of questions first introduced in 1994 related to firearm safety. For related variables and more information please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1994: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from AIDS supplement) who keep firearms in or around home, who own more than one firearm (or for whom the number of firearms was unknown), who keep firearm either loaded or unloaded (or for whom it was unknown whether the firearm was kept loaded), and who kept other ammunition in or around the home.


  • 1994