Event Title

Perceived risk can increase an individual’s likeliness to own a firearm

Location

Taylor 405, Madison Union, JMU

Start Date

4-6-2019 9:00 AM

Description

The study examines the effect of perceived risk of victimization on an individuals’ likelihood of owning firearms. This study will examine the instance and pattern of fear in a large, nationally representative sample. Of particular interest, is whether or not fear is associated with higher levels of gun ownership. Research suggests many individuals experience fear and deal with that fear in numerous ways. For some individuals, they may not feel safe in their environment because of neighborhood, police, or a multitude of other reasons. Therefore, some individuals buy firearms to protect themselves. Americans may purchase firearms for their homes as a preventative measure.

Presentation Type

Poster

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Apr 6th, 9:00 AM

Perceived risk can increase an individual’s likeliness to own a firearm

Taylor 405, Madison Union, JMU

The study examines the effect of perceived risk of victimization on an individuals’ likelihood of owning firearms. This study will examine the instance and pattern of fear in a large, nationally representative sample. Of particular interest, is whether or not fear is associated with higher levels of gun ownership. Research suggests many individuals experience fear and deal with that fear in numerous ways. For some individuals, they may not feel safe in their environment because of neighborhood, police, or a multitude of other reasons. Therefore, some individuals buy firearms to protect themselves. Americans may purchase firearms for their homes as a preventative measure.