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Title: I Am the NRA (National Rifle Association): An Analysis of a National Random Sample of Gun Owners
Journal: Violence and Victims  Volume:8  Issue:4  Dated:(Winter 1993)  Pages:367-376
Author(s): D S Weil; D Hemenway
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from a national random sample of gun owners (n=605) 18 years old and older were used to determine whether members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) were a representative sample of all gun owners and how well the NRA's lobbying positions on gun control reflected the views of its membership and of nonmember gun owners.
Abstract: The telephone survey was conducted December 15-22, 1989. No obvious demographic distinctions were identified between member and nonmember gun owners, but handgun owners (odds ratio[OR], 1.69; 95 percent confidence interval [CI], 1.19 to 2.39) and individuals who owned six or more guns as opposed to just one gun (OR, 1.95; 95 percent CI, 1.22 to 3.10) were more likely to belong to the NRA. Nonmembers were more supportive of specific proposals to regulate gun ownership (OR, 1.82; 95 percent CI, 1.14 to 2.91), but a majority of both member and nonmember gun owners favored a waiting period for the purchase of a handgun (77 percent and 89 percent, respectively) and mandatory registration of handguns (59 percent and 75 percent). Table 3 and 26 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Gun Control; National Rifle Association (NRA); Public Attitudes/Opinion; Statistics
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