Do partners with children know about firearms in their home? Evidence of a gender gap and implications for practitioners
Johnson, Renee M.
Wiebe, D. J.
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Topics: Gender Storage
Keywords: Accident Prevention Adult Child North Carolina Ownership
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Interviews of 76 partners were conducted in an examination of the level of agreement on household firearms and storage practices among partners living in the same home. More men (80%) reported the presence of household firearms than did women (72%). Men generally reported greater use of locking devices than women. Women had greater reports of storing guns locked in alternative ways and keeping the ammunition stored locked and separate from guns. Most men (88%) and women (83%) reported that firearm storage was the husband’s responsibility; 82% of men compared with 17% of women reported that they personally owned all of the firearms.
Coyne-Beasley, T., Baccaglini, L., Johnson, R. M., Webster, B., & Wiebe, D. J. (2005). Do partners with children know about firearms in their home? Evidence of a gender gap and implications for practitioners. Pediatrics, 115(6), e662-667.
Coyne-Beasley, T., et al. "Do Partners with Children Know About Firearms in Their Home? Evidence of a Gender Gap and Implications for Practitioners." Pediatrics 115.6 (2005): e662-7.