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Table 4 Gunstock among veteran firearm owners

From: Firearm ownership among American veterans: findings from the 2015 National Firearm Survey

  Average number of guns Distribution of guns among veterans Proportion of veterans owning each type of firearm
  # 95% CI 1 gun
(%)
2 guns
(%)
3–5 guns
(%)
6+ guns
(%)
Pistol
(%)
Revolver
(%)
Rifle
(%)
Shotgun
(%)
All veteransa 6.1 (4.2, 7.9) 22.9 21.1 25.6 30.5 58.3 40.0 60.0 52.4
 Males 6.2 (4.2, 8.1) 23.2 20.8 26.3 29.8 58.0 39.8 59.8 52.6
 Females 4.5 (2.6, 6.4) 17.6 26.7 10.7 45.0 62.3 44.3 63.2 49.8
Region
 Northeast 8.4 (1.5, 15.2) 23.4 17.2 30.0 29.6 58.2 33.6 63.4 46.3
 Midwest 5.2 (3.2, 7.2) 17.7 25.9 22.6 33.9 53.4 29.2 70.5 61.3
 South 4.8 (3.9, 5.8) 26.2 19.8 24.2 29.8 62.0 47.4 55.5 52.8
 West 8.2 (1.0, 15.4) 19.8 22.2 28.5 29.5 54.3 38.0 58.0 47.4
VHA use
 Any VHA care 5 (3.8, 6.1) 22.2 18.9 28.5 30.4 51.6 45.5 57.5 56.2
 No VHA care 6.4 (4.0, 8.8) 23.2 21.8 24.7 30.3 60.2 38.5 60.6 51.1
Recent serviceb
 Yes 4.2 (3.1, 5.4) 24.9 18.5 24.9 31.6 61.5 31.5 52.6 55.3
 No 6.4 (4.2, 8.5) 22.4 21.5 25.6 30.5 58.1 41.3 60.9 52.2
  1. aamong veterans who own any firearm
  2. VHA, Veterans Health Administration. “Any VHA services” indicates a veteran who indicates they received any healthcare through the VHA in the last 12 months
  3. bRecent veterans include those whose last year of active duty was 2002 or later