44% of Teens Could Get a Gun
Survey also shows 33% know someone who has been shot
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 19, 2012 11:46 AM CDT
Plaxico Burress does not recommend carrying a gun this way.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Teenagers today are perilously familiar with guns. In a new survey from Teenage Research Unlimited, 44% said they could get a handgun if they wanted to, WBEZ reports. About a third of respondents also said that they personally knew someone who'd been shot, and 37% say they actively fear being shot themselves. About half of the 600 kids surveyed think the US would be safer without any handguns, compared to about 25% who said adults should be able to carry loaded guns in public.

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slammer
Apr 20, 2012 12:44 PM CDT
show me the gun! a reoprter asks a kid who wants to be real cool, can you get a gun? only melcome milktoast would say no guns are bad!
Riffran
Apr 20, 2012 5:18 AM CDT
Hell I had a .410 at 12, killed my first rabbit a few days after...stewed it....it was yummy.
BCS
Apr 20, 2012 1:42 AM CDT
"About a third of respondents also said that they personally knew someone who'd been shot." Who the hell are they asking these questions to. What a bunch of mindless propagandized dribble. Let me brake it down for you Kevin Spak. We the People have the guns and no ones taking them until their empty and we're dead, so move on to the next subject because this ones futile. Any government mandate that tries to take guns will be met with force. We are Strategists, soldiers, code writers, lawyers, teachers, engineers, doctors, pilots, business owners, statesmen, mothers and fathers. We are the sons and daughters of Liberty. The Executive branch seizes more and more power and control given to it by the banks, breaches the constitutions in numerous ways, threatens the freedom of the people with illegal mandates and regulations, and you think you can get enough people to believe teenagers are our biggest threat.