The present study sought to better understand the characteristics of those who own firearms in the Black community; and to understand how Black firearm owners differ from nonfirearm owning Black individuals on a variety of variables related to safety, threat concerns, and suicide risk.
Two samples were utilized in this study. The first was a subsample of those who identified as Black from a nationally representative sample (N
= 502) seeking to understand firearm ownership within the United States. The second used a subsample of those who identified as Black (N
= 1086) from a representative sample from New Jersey, Minnesota, and Mississippi. Variables related to safety and threat concerns were included in the second sample.
Principal Investigators (PI):
Allison E. Bond, Jasmin R. Brooks, Taylor R. Rodriguez, Shelby L. Bandel, Michael D. Anestis PhD