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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-20-08 09:48 AM
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4. Similar findings reported by Gary Kleck some 18 years ago...
"Middle and upper income people are significantly more likely to own than lower income people... Gun owners are not, as a group, psychologically abnormal, nor ...more racist, sexist, or violence-prone than nonowners..."

and elsewhere,

"Probably fewer than 2% of handguns and well under 1% of all guns will ever be involved in even a single violent crime. Thus, the problem of criminal gun violence is concentrated within a very small subset of gun owners."

The Great American Gun Debate, Kates & Kleck, 1997, Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy. National Institute of Justice research, summarized above.

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