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  • 3 million Americans carry loaded handguns every day, study finds

    The Trace - 10/19/2017

    The new research, authored by researchers at Harvard University, Northeastern University, the University of Washington, and the University of Colorado, paints a portrait of the American handgun carrier. He is most likely to be a conservative, middle-aged white male, living in a suburban Southern community, who was raised around guns and cites self-protection as the chief reason for going armed in public — yet hasn’t been threatened with a gun in the last five years. Twenty percent of carriers are veterans, and less than 30 percent have children.

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