Research Reports

Firearm ownership among American veterans

While the majority of veteran suicides involve firearms, no contemporary data describing firearm ownership among US veterans are available. This study, published by Injury Epidemiology, uses survey data to describe the prevalence of firearm ownership among a nationally representative sample of veterans, as well as veterans’ reasons for firearm ownership.

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