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How firearms kept: Other (GT 1 firearm)

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who keep firearms in or around their home, and own more than one firearm, GUN2KEPTH indicates if the firearms are kept in some way other than: taken apart (GUN2APART), with a trigger lock or other locking mechanism (GUN2TRIGL), or assembled without a locking mechanism (GUN2ASNOLOC).

GUN2KEPOTH 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.


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


  • 1994