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Q: HANDGUN ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: HANDGUN
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: flyboy823-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 18 Aug 2006 14:14 PDT
Expires: 17 Sep 2006 14:14 PDT
Question ID: 757462
How many people in California keep a gun in their car?
Subject: Re: HANDGUN
Answered By: tisme-ga on 18 Aug 2006 17:46 PDT
Hello flyboy823-ga,

I did several searches for you and have summed my research up in the
following three blocks, all with different numbers. There does not
seem to be a definitive recent poll on this, but hopefully you will
find something you can use below:

Data for Southern California: LA County
"20% of gun owners admit to carrying a loaded gun in their car"

Since there are 6,537,054 people in Southern California and 24% of
these are gun owners, 1,568,893 people are gunowners. Of these, 20%
admit to carrying a gun in their car, which puts the number at 313,779
gunowners in Southern California who keep a gun in their car.

Extrapolating this data to include the entire population of California
we get 33,871,648 people (SOURCE: , of which 24% would be
gunowners (8,129,196) of which 20% admit to carrying a gun in their
car (1,625,839).

Another poll I found had different numbers, whereas the above suggests
that about 4.8% of Californians carry a gun in their car, a Los
Angeles Times poll said that 5% carry a gun in their car and 2.9% was
found in the sample by Raymond W. Novaco of the University of
California at Irvine.

From Surviving in a Hostile Culture (February 8, 2004) Jim Meyer makes
the reference that ?He also told us that 35% of all California drivers
carry a gun in their car, and that you don't want to needlessly
provoke anyone who carries a firearm.? This would put the total number
at 2,287,969 people who carry a gun in their car in California.

Please let me know if you require any clarification and I will do my
best to further assist you. All the best,


Search Strategy: 

california poll "gun in their car" OR "gun in car" OR "gun in vehicle"
OR "gun in their vehicle"
california "gun in their car" OR "gun in car" OR "gun in vehicle" OR
"gun in their vehicle"
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