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According to our survey, 38% of households reported at least one firearm in the home and 26% of adults reported owning at least one gun. This corresponds to 42 million households with firearms and 57 million adult gun owners. We found that 64% of gun owners or 16% of adults reported owning at least one handgun; 80% of gun owners or 20% of all adults owned a long gun (results not shown).
Concentration of ownership Almost half (48%) of all individual gun owners, corresponding to 13% of the US adult population, reported owning ⩾4 firearms. Household ownership followed a similar pattern, with 41% of firearm-owning households reporting ownership of ⩾4 firearms (table 2). The 20% of gun owners who owned the most guns possessed about 65% of the nation’s guns.
Training is a no brainer. Whomever purchases the weapon should have training on proper gun safety and storage. It should be common sense, but some folks just don't take the time.
As far as you being responsible for a crime committed with your weapon, I am talking about if your weapon was not properly stored. If you store it right, it will be in a safe and nobody could get access to it.
If there isn't some sort of bone thrown out to the rabid left, then we will see an all out assault on the 2nd amendment.
I guess in your world, it's cool to run out and own a 357 magnum and have no clue in the world how to store it, or where the safety is at. What? No safety? Should I store it with rounds in the gun? How do I take it down to clean it?
Seriously, step back and look at what you have posted. Whining about how expensive it might be to actually conform to the laws that already exist in most areas.
This could open up jobs in the form of instructors, and building contractors making storage closets.
If you cannot afford a one time $100 class in order to own a firearm, then perhaps you have your priorities a bit wrong.
Originally posted by MikeNice81
You are the one talking about holding people responsible for the crimes of criminals even when they aren't involved. The truth is that only about 1% of all guns will ever be used in any type of crime. Accidental deaths and shootings are on the decline. That tells me that the vast majority of gun owners are already following the most basic rules of safe ownership.
besides the fact that no approved safe is available at such a price ... adding such an expense to 'own' such a tool is a complete infringement of the 'right' to possess said tool.
only cost him a one time fee of about $500 to take the class and buy a safe.