Here's a link to a report by the San Francisco Department of Public Health that suggests criminals are more likely to own a gun than non-criminals:
http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/Reports/Firearms/Part7Criminal.pdf What does this suggest to you?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 6:11 pm ad1c9bdddf
In my opinion, one main thing the report suggested is that, a person with previous criminal (in particular, homicide and assault) background, especially when they were once the victim, they are more likely to commit firearm related offences again. He/she is also more like to be involved in fire-arm related injuries in the future. (This is exactly reflecting what you said before, that criminals are more likely to own a gun then ...
The report by the San Francisco Department of Public Health is determined. The expert suggests criminals which are more likely to own a gun than non-criminals.