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How firearms kept: Trigger lock (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, GUN2TRIGL indicates if the firearms are kept with a trigger lock or other locking mechanism. Other options for how firearms are kept include taken apart (GUN2APART), assembled without a locking mechanism (GUN2ASNOLOC), or other (GUN2KEPOTH).

GUN2TRIGL 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