Three million Americans armed with a handgun every day, says report

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Three million Americans armed with a handgun every day, says report

As many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, a US study said on Thursday. Most of these gun-toting Americans are young men, live in the south and say personal protection is a top reason for walking around with a deadly weapon, said the report in the American Journal of Public Health. The study is the first in 20 years to look at gun-carrying habits in a nation that has repeatedly seen fatal mass shootings at...

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As many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, a US study said on Thursday. Most of these gun-toting Americans are young men, live in the south and say personal protection is a top reason for walking around with a deadly weapon, said the report in the American Journal of Public Health. The study is the first in 20 years to look at gun-carrying habits in a nation that has repeatedly seen fatal mass shootings at...ThreemillionAmericansarmedwithhandguneveryday,saysreport