Episode 8: Locked and Loaded: A Discussion on Gun Ownership, Self-Defense and Gun Violence

According to PEW, in 1999, gun owners were surveyed and asked why they own guns. About 49% stated hunting as being the reason why they own guns, while about 26% reported for protection. In 2013, when gun owners were asked why they own guns, about 48% said for protection, while 32% stated hunting. On this episode, we discuss the conflicting perceptions towards gun ownership, self-defense, and the overall topic of gun violence in our society.