A Quarter of Californian Adults Live in a Household With a Gun
In an attempt to update our understanding of gun ownership, a team of researchers led by Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz, from the University of California, Davis, decided to investigate the prevalence of firearms in California, the types and numbers of weapons people owned, and their reasons for having them.
While the rate of firearm deaths per person is relatively low in California—eight per 100,000 compared with 12 per 100,000 for the U.S. as a whole—as the most populous state, it has the second highest number of deaths overall.
The UC Davis Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea is poised to tackle this research and use science to inform public policy in order to create a safer future for the next generation.
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