America is packing: Research estimates 3 million adult gun owners carry their guns every day
Boston Globe - 10/19/2017
A whole lot of people in America might be packing pistols. A group of researchers including academics from Harvard and Northeastern universities has estimated that 3 million adult handgun owners carry a loaded gun every day, with the vast majority saying they do it for protection.
Handgun owners who carry tended to be younger, to be more often male, to live in the South, to have grown up in a gun-owning household, to own more than one type of gun, and to identify as politically conservative, according to a study published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health.