Why do I need to have a Forest River or Smith Wesson in my home?
A new survey from National Safety says there is “significant” risk of “accidents and suicides” as a result of firearm use in the home.
The survey was commissioned by the National Firearms Association, and asked firearm owners to answer a series of questions about their safety and the safety of their homes.
The questions asked included:”If you were to be hit by a car while driving in your home and you could not immediately avoid the accident by jumping out of your car or jumping in front of the car to avoid being hit, what would you do?”
The survey also asked about the likelihood of a person becoming “lucky” with a gun in their home, and the likelihood a person would be shot.
“The probability that a person will be killed by a firearm in their own home increased from 1 in 8 to 1 in 10, with the probability of being killed by other people in the household increasing from 1 per 1,000 people to 1 per 5,000, and for those living with others who were not killed by the gun increasing from one in 10 to one in 2,000,” the survey said.
It is the second study to show “significant risk” for home gun owners, after a similar survey from the Australian Institute of Criminology.