It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but if there is a gun in the home you’re much more likely to experience a violent death in your home, whether homicide or suicide. It doesn’t matter how many guns you own, nor whether or not you have them locked up.
Here is the study from 2004 in the American Journal of Epidemiology if you want to read it for yourself. Click on the link below.
The article – Guns in the Home and Risk of a Violent Death in the Home: Findings from a National Study