Handgun Access—NYC Youth Violence Survey

1. Where do most students who carry handguns get them from?
a. Parent or other family member’s handgun taken from home
b. Purchased from a store that sells handguns
c. Purchased “on the street”
d. Borrowed from a friend or someone they know
e. Stolen
f. Other
2. Could you get a handgun if you wanted to?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Don’t know
3. During the past 30 days‚ the last time you carried a handgun‚ from where did you get the handgun?
a. I did not carry a handgun during the past 30 days
b. Parent or other family member’s handgun taken from home
c. Purchased from a store that sells handguns
d. Purchased “on the street”
e. Borrowed from a friend or someone I know
f. Stolen
g. Other
4. Does your school use metal detectors to look for weapons carried by students?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Don’t know
5. Do you think that metal detectors should be used to find weapons carried by students at your school?
a. Yes
b. No
c. Don’t know
6. What is the single most important reason some students carry a weapon such as a gun‚ knife‚ or club?
a. For protection against attacks by other people
b. Because their friends carry weapons
c. Because it makes them feel important
d. To “show off” and impress their friends
e. Because they want to hurt someone
f. Other
 
 
Delinquency
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This instrument can be found on pages 234-235 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf
 
 
These are individual items and should be scored accordingly.
 

Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)‚ Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and HealthPromotion. New York City Youth Violence Survey.Atlanta‚ GA: Centers for Disease Control andPrevention‚ 1993.