Gun ownership is expressly protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Although the federal government is more limited in its ability to regulate the sale and ownership of guns, many state and local laws exist to do the same. These laws seek to address the possession and sale of firearms and can affect how we use them in our lives.
Why do you own a gun? Who you are and why you own a gun could tell us how you might use it, according to new statistics from the Pew Research Center. What does the research say?