Recently our team decided to conduct some research. We distributed a survey designed to help us learn more about where and how gun owners keep their firearms during the night. We isolated the responses to just those from gun owners who say they do keep the gun near or on the bed when sleeping.
Below are the results but before you stop reading and scroll down to the infographic please consider the following:
- A lot of gun owners understand that their response to an emergency such as a home invasion will be slower if they have to retrieve the firearm from a safe vs the firearm sitting atop the nightstand; but do you know HOW MUCH SLOWER? Click here to see our video where we test and time different responses times with different safe and no-safe configurations.
- One of the questions asked in the survey was left out of the below infographic and its worth quickly mentioning why. We wondered if gun owners were more or less likely to keep the gun in a safe near the bed if they had a loud dog, if their bedroom were on a second level or basement further away from home entry points, if they had roommates, or if they had an alarm system. The results didn't tell any story. Despite any of those variables being true or false for the gun owner they were still no more or less likely than the control group.
Ok, with that said I hope you find the below information valuable and hope you will follow the link below the infographic to see the rest of our testing on this topic.
Click here to see the rest of our research on this topic
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