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Table 4 Gun-related attitudes and practices by gun model category (percentages and 95% confidence intervals)

From: The descriptive epidemiology of brand-specific gun ownership in the US: results from the 2019 National Lawful Use of Guns Survey

Attitude or Practice Gun ownership category
Recreation Defense Tactical
Gun-related practices
 Shot favorite gun in past month*** 14.1%* (10.4, 18.7) 19.4% (15.9, 23.4) 39.0%* (32.2, 46.2)
 Carried favorite gun in past month*** 26.5%* (21.8, 31.7) 44.3%* (39.6, 49.1) 55.6%* (48.6, 62.4)
 Carry concealed gun monthly or more*** 15.3%* (11.5, 20.1) 40.0%* (35.4, 44.7) 53.2%* (46.3, 60.1)
 NRA member*** 10.6%* (7.7, 14.5) 16.1%* (12.9, 19.9) 26.1%* (20.4, 32.8)
 Own any detachable magazine*** 51.3%* (45.8, 56.8) 70.9%* (66.5, 75.0) 87.6%* (82.3, 91.5)
 Subscribe to any gun-related magazine*** 15.3%* (11.4, 20.1) 20.1% (16.5, 24.2) 33.7%*† (27.3, 40.8)
 Participate in any monthly gun-related activity*** 19.8%* (15.4, 25.0) 27.8%* (23.8, 32.2) 50.5%* (43.5, 57.4)
Gun-related attitudes
 Strongly agrees with any gun identity statement*** 12.7%*† (9.6, 16.6) 18.9%* (15.3, 23.0) 24.7% (19.3, 31.1)
 Agrees: I act like gun owners to a great extent*** 10.1%*† (7.2, 14.1) 15.9%* (12.6, 19.9) 20.7% (15.8, 26.8)
 Agrees: Gun owners’ successes are my successes*** 15.6%* (11.9, 20.2) 22.0%* (18.3, 26.2) 29.6%* (23.7, 36.2)
 Agrees: Guns are important to my identity*** 9.8%* (6.8, 13.9) 10.9% (8.1, 14.5) 18.6%*† (13.8, 24.7)
 Agrees: Owning a gun is essential to my sense of freedom*** 59.9%*† (54.4, 65.1) 69.3%* (64.8, 73.4) 75.7% (69.1, 81.2)
 Agrees: Guns make me feel responsible*** 44.2%*† (38.9, 49.7) 58.3%* (53.5, 62.8) 62.3% (55.4, 68.7)
  1. *Values are significantly different at p < 0.05
  2. Values are significantly different at p < 0.05
  3. ***Chi-square test for trend is significant at p < 0.05