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Max Facts: Utah gun ownership low compared with neighboring states

Posted at 5:34 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 19:34:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah has fewer gun owners among its adult population than any other state in the Mountain West. Expand the search to all of the western U.S. and Utah’s gun ownership rate is higher than the Pacific Coast states of California, Oregon and Washington.

Nationwide, 29.1% of all adults own a gun or guns.

All of the statistics in this report are from an article published in the Journal of Injury Prevention: Kalesan B, Villarreal MD, Keyes KM, et al.