People who avoid COVID-19 precautions to prevent illness are more likely to purchase firearms  a pattern of behavior most common among moderate and conservative individuals, according to a Rutgers study. The researchers surveyed a sample of 6,404 adults from three states: Minnesota, Mississippi and New Jersey. The survey was conducted in early 2021, before COVID-19 vaccines were widespread, and participants were asked about their intent to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, how often they wear masks in public, how regularly they receive a flu vaccine, how they characterize their political beliefs, and who they voted for in the 2020 Presidential election. To read the full story.