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Iowa Handgun Permits, Charles Richard Stockner Jan 2016

Iowa Handgun Permits, Charles Richard Stockner

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Private gun ownership is fairly common in the United States. Estimates indicate that there are more privately owned guns than people in the U.S. It is estimated that Iowa has more firearms in private hands than all but a few states. Rural county handgun permit to carry rates are two to three times greater than urban rates. This study examines handgun permit to carry rates by Iowa county type. The study asks four questions: (1) Is Iowa handgun carrying explained by a strict rural-urban handgun difference, or is it more complex? (2) If it is more complex than ...