Pew Research Center Compares
Male, Female Gun Owners

By Beth Baumann. July 5th, 2017

According to a new study by Pew Research Center, male and female gun owners in the United States vary drastically. Here are the main points Pew talks about:

1.   Women who own guns tend to become gun owners at a later age than men.

2.   Women are more likely than men to cite protection - rather than recreation - as the only reason they own a gun.

3.  Women who own guns are less likely than their male counterparts to say they go sport shooting or hunting, though substantial shares of women do so.

4.  Female gun owners are less likely than male gun owners to say they watch TV programs or videos about guns and to say they visit websites about guns, hunting or shooting sports.

5.  Male gun owners are more likely than female gun owners to say there is a gun that is both loaded and easily accessible to them all of the time when they're at home.

6.  Men and women who own guns are similar when it comes to how they see gun ownership. Majorities of both groups of gun owners consider the right to own guns to be essential to their personal sense of freedom, and somewhat similar shares say being a gun owner is very or somewhat important to their overall identity.

7.  Among Republican and Republican-leaning gun owners, women tend to be more supportive than men of policy proposals that would restrict gun ownership. .......

There is little doubt that uptake of firearms for self defense by females has been welcome, and steadily on the increase. Of the points made by Pew, the first six are fairly understandable or predictable - however, the seventh is somewhat disappointing if true, to know that supposedly among right leaning gun owners, females exceed males in support of restrictive gun ownership policies.

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