The most important question to ask about gun purchases is not whether to buy a gun, but when to buy one, according to a new study.
The results, released Wednesday by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, show that buying a gun is a much more important decision when the gun owner is younger than 35.
The Johns Hopkins study surveyed 1,000 people ages 18 to 24 about the best time to buy their first gun and found that buying the gun in a high-crime neighborhood is often the best way to make a purchase.
About 65 percent of respondents who were under age 35 said they would not buy a firearm unless the owner was a younger person, compared to 44 percent of those older than 35 and 29 percent of people 65 and older.
“The older people are, the more likely they are to say they want to get into the habit of buying a firearm.
But younger people also are less likely to do it,” said Dr. John Lott, lead author of the study.”
It’s one of the reasons why there’s so much interest in these guns, which are very difficult to acquire and to acquire in a good way,” said Lott.”
I think that it’s important to think about the age and the social context that is really important when you’re making this decision.
The older you are, in terms of the community and the socioeconomic status, the less likely you are to want to do this, but if you’re younger, you may be more inclined to make that decision.”
The study found that older people were more likely to say that they would prefer to get their first firearm at a place that was “very safe” to buy guns.
The safest place to buy the first firearm was at a store where the owner had a license to carry and where the store had a “good reputation,” the researchers found.
The researchers also found that the best-selling guns for younger people were the AR-15 assault rifle, which was the most popular handgun model among 18-to-24-year-olds.
The most popular handguns for younger adults were the Glock 9mm handgun, the Remington 700-series pistol, and the Sig Sauer P226, which is popular for handguns and rifles.
The gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety said the study proves that older gun owners are more likely than younger gun owners to buy, own, and use guns.
“When you get older, you’re more likely be able to make your own decisions,” said Tim Murphy, a spokesman for Everytown.
“If you’re looking for a new gun, there are better choices out there.”