Five patterns of gun ownership by motivation, practices, other features. Can firearm owners be grouped into distinct groups based on the number and types of firearms owned, primary reason for having firearms and other patterns of ownership? A new study says, yes. Source 3j.
I have never been motivated to own one but those who have appear to either get a kick out of the 'power' of owning it or because they were the victim of crime.
International Level: Activist / Political Participation: 27 2.7%
My main reason for owning one is just for protection for my family. In the world we live in today, nobody is really safe, so I just want to do what I can.
International Level: New Activist / Political Participation: 18 1.8%
Not to pry but in another post you said you served time so I thought you could not own a gun?
International Level: New Activist / Political Participation: 17 1.7%