Many older adults keep guns loaded, unlocked at home, survey says
Many older adults, including those who are mentally impaired, don't lock up their guns and ammo, University of Washington researchers report. Almost 39 percent of the more than 4,400 seniors they surveyed in Washington state said they had a firearm in their home. Nearly a quarter said they keep at least one gun loaded and unlocked. Fewer than a third said they keep all firearms locked up and unloaded.