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Gun Ownership


Gun Ownership


The Gun ownership interview obtained information related to the accessibility and use of guns. Sections of this interview addressed carrying a hidden weapon, whether there was a gun in the household, and how accessible guns were for teens in the subject's neighborhood.

WAVE 2: The Gun Ownership instrument (PDF 5.5MB) was administered to subjects in Cohorts 9 to 18.

WAVE 3: The Gun Ownership instrument (PDF 2.5MB) was administered to subjects in Cohorts 15 and 18.


Hemenway, Prothrow Stith, Bergstein, Ander, & Kennedy. (1996). Gun carrying among adolescents. Law and Contemporary Problems, 59, 39-54.

Related Internet Resources

Hemenway, et. al. cited journal article at JSTOR

Hemenway, et. al. cited article at HeinOnline

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